Network Meetings

MID Term Review Meeting

Nov. 2021


5th NetwoRk Meeting

18/19 April 2020

Madrid, Spain

4th Network Meeting

19-20 Nov. 2019

Philapdelphia, USA

Mid Term Meeting

Nov. 2020

Dallas, USA

3rd Network Meeting

22-25 Feb. 2019

Aswan, Egypt

2nd Network Meeting

13-14 Nov. 2018

New York City, USA

Kick-off Meeting

17 Jan. 2018

Madrid, Spain

Sarah Halawa, junior member in Prof Yacoub´s lab, received the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award

Sarah Halawa, PhD student in applied sciences at AUC, with a specialization in biotechnology, received the L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award for her PhD dissertation, which focuses on the genetics and epigenetics of cardiovascular diseases, helping to improve our understanding of valve biology, with potential implications on valve tissue engineering approaches. The research is a joint venture between AUC and the Magdi Yacoub Foundation.


Dr. José Antonio Enríquez, leader of the new group which joined our network, was selected as a new EMBO member

EMBO is pleased to announce that 64 life scientists have been elected to its membership. The new EMBO Members and Associate Members join the community of more than 1,800 leading life scientists.

“I am delighted to welcome the new members into our organization and look forward to working with them,” says EMBO Director Maria Leptin. “An election to the EMBO Membership recognizes outstanding achievements in the life sciences. The new members will provide expertise and guidance that will help EMBO to further strengthen its initiatives.”


Prof. Magdi Habib Yacoub, REDOX Group Leader, receives Bakken Scientific Achievement Award

Legendary heart-lung transplant surgeon, researcher, and professor Sir Magdi Habib Yacoub, MD, today was honored with the 2020 Earl Bakken Scientific Achievement Award from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons during the organization's 56th Annual Meeting.

"It is our pleasure to honor Dr. Yacoub as the Earl Bakken Scientific Achievement awardee," said 2019-2020 STS President Robert S.D. Higgins, MD, MSHA. "His vision, passion, and innovations helped launch a new era of heart transplantation in the 1980s, and his pioneering surgical techniques have benefitted thousands of patients worldwide."


Prof. Ajay Shah, REDOX Group Leader, appointed as Executive Dean in Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine

Professor Shah has been Interim Dean of the Faculty since January 2021, and having been at King’s for over 20 years, comes with a great breadth of knowledge of the Faculty, the university and Trust partners. He has held positions as the British Heart Foundation (BHF), Professor of Cardiology and Head of the School of Cardiovascular Medicine and Sciences, the James Black Professor of Medicine, Director of the King's BHF Centre of Research Excellence, Director of King’s Health Partners Cardiovascular and is an Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at King's College Hospital.


Dr. Miguel Torres appointed as Honorary Member of the Academia de Ciencias de América Latina, ACAL

The Academia de Ciencias de América Latina, ACAL has appointed Dr. Miguel Torres as a Honorary Member in recognition of the high level scientific activity, and his contribution to the progress of science and the integration of Latin America and the Caribbean among scientific institutions worldwide. ACAL has been created in 1982 under the sponsorship of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, with the aim of promoting and contributing to the advancement of mathematical, physical, chemical, earth, and life sciences, and to their application to the development and integration of Latin America and the Caribbean. The Academy strongly promotes cooperation among…

New H2020 project led by Dr Torres, one of the Leducq REDOX Coordinators

Dr Miguel Torres, CNIC, leads a new EU project that will receive €8 million in funding over 5 years REANIMA addresses one of the greatest challenges in biomedicine: translating knowledge of regenerative biology from the laboratory to clinical applications, in this case regeneration of the heart In addition to the CNIC, another 11 European research centers are participating in this innovative project Madrid, October 29, 2019. Research into new endogenous mechanisms of tissue regeneration is an innovative research avenue in cardiac regeneration. This is the central goal of the REANIMA project (New‐generation cardiac therapeutic strategies directed to the activation of…

Dr. Miguel Torres, one of the REDOX network coordinators, elected a member of EMBO

EMBO promotes excellence in scientific research, and one of its major goals is to support talented researchers at all stages of their careers Dr. Miguel Torres, a group leader at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC), has been elected a member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO). EMBO today named the 56 new members who will form part of this organization of more than 1800 leading scientists from Europe and around the world. EMBO Director Maria Leptin explained that “EMBO members are expert scientists who carry out pioneering research across all disciplines in the life sciences, from computer…

Leducq Redox Multidisciplinary Training Program

Our Training Program offers junior investigators and co-PIs expertise in a breadth of scientific approaches and philosophies relevant to cardiovascular research and, in so doing, enhance each junior investigator’s scientific independent research career. The network´s Training Core capitalizes on the diverse yet complementary areas of expertise represented in the network. All network investigators act as mentors and Dr Szweda coordinates the Training Core. As Chair of the National Institutes of Health Biological Aging (NIA-B) study section (since 2013), that exclusively reviews grant proposals from young investigators transitioning to independence, and as Chair of the Aging and Metabolism Research Program at…