A lecture by Professor Valerie O’Donnell FRSB FLSW
Lipids are amongst the most abundant molecules in our body, comprising a third of all organs but over 60% of the brain. They are essential for life giving our cells structure, providing energy and playing important signalling roles in development, health and disease. Our research uses biophysics to discover lipids that signal in vascular inflammation….the process that underlies almost all chronic diseases and the biggest cause of death worldwide. In this talk, we will present new lipids that stop us bleeding and prevent bacterial infection, and how this new information is driving development of new therapies and drugs for acute and chronic inflammatory disease.