Inter-disciplinary
Research Group

Focused on understanding, diagnosing and treating aortic diseases through novel approaches
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INTRODUCING OUR GROUP

About LABB
Group

Liverpool Aortic Biomechanics and Biochemistry Research Group (LABB) is an inter-disciplinary research group spanning expertise in materials science, biochemistry, vascular surgery and applied mathematics. Our interests span a range of areas within cardiovascular medicine and science but are largely focused on aortic dissection and ascending aortic aneurysms.

Biomechanics


We focus on understanding bio-mechanical changes that occur with aortic pathology through micro- and nano- mechanical testing methods.


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Biochemistry


We  focus on studying the role of extracellular matrix proteins and amyloid deposits on the normal function of the aorta.


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Statistical Modelling


We apply machine learning approaches to develop prediction models for risk of aortic pathology such as aneurysms.


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Our Team



Senior Lecturer

Dr Riaz Akhtar

He joined the University of Liverpool in October 2011 as a lecturer in Biomedical Engineering. He currently holds a RAEng/Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowship investigating aortic diseases with novel approaches.


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Research Fellow

Dr Jill Madine

Her research group at the University of Liverpool has a wide interest in amyloid protein diseases and elucidating the factors that contribute to the pathogenicity associated with these diseases.


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Consultant Vascular Surgeon

Mr Mark Field

Cardiac Surgery training took place in Nottingham, Sheffield and Liverpool and finished in 2009. He was appointed a consultant at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital in 2009.



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Academic Member

Dr Alejandro Diaz

Dr Diaz De la O’s research focuses in Bayesian metamodelling approaches for uncertainty quantification. In particular, he has worked on coupling Gaussian process emulators with stochastic finite element techniques.


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Partnership

Our Funders

We offer our thanks to all our valued funders for their support and commitment.


The Leverhulme Trust was established by the Will of William Hesketh Lever, the founder of Lever Brothers.


Engineering is at the heart of our nation , transforming ideas and materials into global infrastructure, products and services.


We are the nation’s heart charity and the largest independent funder of cardiovascular research.

Our Publications

DR. Riaz Akhtar

Nanomechanics and ultrastructure of the internal mammary artery adventitia in patients with low and high pulse wave velocity.

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DR. Riaz Akhtar

Implication of Free Fatty Acids in Thrombin Generation and Fibrinolysis in Vascular Inflammation in Zucker Rats and Evolution with Aging.

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DR. Jill Madine

Human cerebral collateral arteriole function in normal cognition, mild cognitive impairment and dementia subjects.


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MR. Mark Field

Hemiarch versus total aortic arch replacement in acute type A dissection: a systematic review and meta-analysis.


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Latest News


July 16, 2018

Tuesday 17th July 2018, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, School of Engineering, University of Liverpool , Hosted By: Dr. Riaz Akhtar.

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February 5, 2018

Ya Hua Chim gave an oral presentation and Phakakorn Panpho presented a poster at the 26th Northern Cardiovascular Research Group meeting …

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February 2, 2018

Dublin City University are delighted to announce that the 24th Annual Conference of the Section of Bioengineering of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland (BinI 2018)

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Our Address

University of
Liverpool Brownlow Hill,
Liverpool L69 3BX,
United Kingdom


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+44 (0)151 794 2000


E-mail

info@labb-group.com



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