Clare Hawkins is a new Professor at BMI
As of 1 March 2017, Clare Hawkins has been employed as a new Professor with Special Responsibilities at the Department, where she will work in close collaboration with Professor Mike Davies.
Professor Clare Hawkins has a PhD in chemistry and has been working at the Heart Research Institute in Sydney for the past 20 years. Clare is originally from England and is now returning to Europe after a long period in Australia. In addition to her research, Clare is looking forward to being a part of the teaching at the Faculty.
Read interview with Clare.
The focus of Clare’s research is the disease atherosclerosis, which is the biggest cause of heart diseases. Clare is currently in the process of building her own research group and she is therefore looking for students for the following projects:
- Investigating the effect of thiocyanate (SCN-) in modulating oxidative damage in atherosclerosis
- Investigating the role of nucleic acid modification in inflammatory disease
- Investigating the molecular mechanisms involved in vascular cell damage and death, within the setting of atherosclerosis