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Festschrift for Professor Andrew Newby

21 December 2016

Friends and colleagues of Professor Andrew Newby gathered at Wills Hall on 2nd December 2016 for a festschrift to mark his retirement.

One hundred and thirty people attended the meeting, which had the theme of Vascular Biology: past, present and future.

Many of Andrew’s previous students, colleagues and collaborators from across Europe presented talks and posters on a range of subjects, including vascular smooth muscle cells, metalloproteinases, unstable atherosclerosis, endothelial dysfunction and vein graft disease. Many of the speakers gave a historical overview of their research and how this was influenced by Andrew’s supervision, mentorship and collaboration. Andrew gave the finale, with heartfelt presentation entitled ‘The Last Gasp’ where he summarised the many achievements of his career and thanked his many friends and colleagues who have worked closely with him over the last forty years. The day ended with a celebratory meal at The Orangery, Goldney Hall, where Prof Jozef Dulak, president of the European Vascular Biology Organisation, presented Andrew with an EVBO gold medal in recognition of his contributions to the field of vascular biology.

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