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Dr Petros Syrris
Room G28
Paul O'Gorman Building
72 Huntley Street
London
WC1E 6DD
Tel: 0044 207 6796464
Appointment
  • Principal Research Fellow
  • Clinical Science
  • Institute of Cardiovascular Science
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences
Biography

Dr Petros Syrris is leading the Centre for Heart Muscle Disease research laboratory. He obtained his PhD at King's College London before working as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge and St George's Hospital Medical School. He joined UCL in 2003.

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Research Summary

Dr Syrris's research career has focused on studying the genetics of inherited forms of cardiovascular disease. He has expertise in gene identification, mutation screening and in vitro functional studies in inherited cardiomyopathy and arrhythmia syndromes.
Major achievements in the last ten years include the identification of novel causative genes for arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, determination of novel genotype/phenotype correlations in inherited cardiomyopathies and functional work on pathogenic desmosomal gene variants in in vitro cell systems.
More recently, Dr Syrris and the laboratory team have developed next generation sequencing methodology as a routine molecular genetic test for inherited cardiomyopathies, ion channel disease and other arrhythmia syndromes.

Teaching Summary

•    Lecturer on the following UCL teaching programmes:
iBSc and MSc Cardiovascular Science
BSc Cellular and Molecular Aspects of Cardiovascular Disease

•    Module lead for
“An introduction to Molecular Laboratory Methods in Cardiovascular Research”
“Genetics of Cardiovascular Disease”

•    Supervisor for PhD, MD, MSc and iBSc research projects and a personal tutor for several courses

•    Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Academic Background
2016 FHEA ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow – Genetics and Medicine University College London
1994 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Applied and Human Biology King's College London
1989 BSc Bachelor of Science – Biology To be updated
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