Professor Alan Williams

On Saturday 20 June 2015 Professor Alan Williams has agreed to come along to talk to us about cellular and molecular events underlying some types of arrhythmia.

Professor Williams became the British Heart Foundation Sir Thomas Lewis Professor of Cardiac Science in the Wales Heart Research Institute in the school of medicine Cardiff in January 2007.

He is also Chair of the School of Medicine interdisciplinary Research Group in Cardiovascular Science, a co – director of the recently formed National Institute for Social Care and Health Research Cardiovascular Research Group (CVRG-Cymru) and an honorary Professorial Research Fellow in the Faculty of Medicine of Imperial college London.

Before moving to Cardiff he was Professor of Membrane Biophysics in the Faculty of Medicine of Imperial college London based at the Royal Brompton Hospital Campus in Chelsea.

At earlier stages in his career he has been a British Heart Foundation – American Heart Association Fellow at Cornell University in New York and a visiting Fellow at both Brandies University in Boston and the University of Nevada in Reno.

Professor Williams has also undertaken international research into fatal heart conditions which usually strikes young people or young adults.

He is joining forces with the Wales Heart Research Institute (WHRI) to research sudden cardiac death.

Together they will use state of the art techniques to study the syndrome.

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