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CVRI Scores at BCVS 2019

CVRI Scores at BCVS 2019

Scientists scoop up awards at scientific sessions in Boston.

We had the privilege of representing Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI), National University Heart Centre, Singapore (NUHCS) at the inaugural Asian Cardiovascular Symposium (ACS) and Basic Cardiovascular Sciences (BCVS) Scientific Sessions held from 29 July-1 August in Boston, US.

Through the BCVS Scientific Sessions, the American Heart Association's Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences beings research investigators together to enhance collaborations and catalyse new ideas or directions and inspire the next generation of researchers in cardiovascular science. This year, the inaugural ACS was held one day prior to the official BCVS Scientific Session 2019.

As lead investigator, Dr. Lim Tingsen Benson, Senior Research Fellow, Foo-lab@Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) won five awards for his research on "Targeting the highly abundant circular RNA, cirSlc8a1, in cardiomyocytes attenuates pressure overload induced hypertrophy":

i. BCVS New Investigator Travel Grant for the overall top 20 abstracts at BCVS 2019

ii. Paul Dudley White International Scholar Award for highest ranked abstract from Singapore

iii. Honourable Mention at the Early Career Poster Competition

iv. 2nd Prize Oral Abstract Competition

v. Top 4 Best Selected Abstracts at Academy of Cardiovascular Research Excellence

Mr. Wilson Tan Lek Wen, PhD student, Foo-lab@GIS, was one of the top five winners of the Early Career Poster Competition for his abstract presentation titled, "Disease and phenotype relevant genetic variants identified from histone acetylomes in human hearts".

By: Dr. Lim Tingsen Benson ​