SAVILE SCIENCE – PROFESSOR MIKE SEED ENTITLED: THE AGONY AND ANTI-AGONY IN HEART DRUGS

Mike is Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology, University of East London. He has worked in Pharma drug discovery modelling inflammatory disease in rodents and spent nearly 30 years at the William Harvey Research Institute at Barts Medical School working on a variety of arthritis and cancer drug discovery programmes. He joined UEL in 2012 and has been working on Loin Pain, one of the most painful conditions known to humanity. He has also been working with the RSPCA on welfare in rodents used for research. At UEL he was involved in revamping the Pharmacology course, receiving the Rang Prize for Pharmacology teaching, with the course student approval rating increasing from a 60% to 95% making it second in London to Kings. He is an FRSB and Fellow of the British Pharmacological Society, having served on its Council and on a variety of committees. He is a Trustee of the League of Mercy, and Reader for the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Further and Higher Education.

This will be an interactive talk involving audience participation (!!!) on how adrenaline-like drugs work on the cardiovascular system. We’ll see models of drugs, videos and real recordings of different parts of the heart/vascular system to show how specific effects can be designed into or out of drugs to make agonists and antagonists. This will be put all together with computer simulation of blood pressure showing the unexpected effects that can be seen in the living body.

Chairman – Savilian Ken Allen