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Anjali Kusumbe - Vascular Control of Tissue Ageing and Regeneration

Anjali Kusumbe is a group leader at the University of Oxford in the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology, and Musculoskeletal Sciences at the University of Oxford, UK. Before moving to the UK, she was a postdoctoral research associate at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine, Germany. She was awarded PhD in 2012. She pursued her doctoral research with a research fellowship from the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India. Her doctoral thesis focused on deciphering cancer stem cells and endothelial cells' contribution to ovarian cancer progression. Her postdoctoral research on endothelial cell heterogeneity in bone led to the identification of a specialized blood vessel subtype in bone and represents a fundamental advancement in the understanding of bone vasculature and the links between blood vessel growth, bone formation and bone ageing. She received the Werner-Risau Memorial Award and Iain T Boyle Award for her work. The goal of her research group is to elucidate the niche functions of blood vessels in normal and tumour tissues. Her group utilizes advanced imaging, single-cell genomics and cell-specific inducible genetic approaches to identify novel interactions between vasculature and tissue cells.

The Berlin Center for Translational Vascular Biomedicine, jointly founded by the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH), Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) in the Helmholtz Association, represents an interdisciplinary scientific network with the pronounced aim to foster translation in the field of vascular biomedicine. It unites leading scientific knowledge with clinical expertise and thereby promotes the transfer of scientific insights to clinical use.
Pursuing its mission, the Center initiated the Lecture Series “Vascular Networking” to invite distinguished experts and promote international scientific exchange to both enrich the Berlin scientific community and provide the foundation for new and visionary collaborations.
The lecture series is conducted in an online-format and attracts a broad audience from the wider Berlin community. The online event will comprise a 45 min talk and a 15 min open discussion followed by a 1 hour closed exchange with 3-4 interested experts. These slots are allocated on a first come first served basis. If you are interested please indicate so on your event registration.

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Berlin Center for Translational Vascular Biomedicine