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Effects of Titin truncations on the heart in health, populations and cardiomyopathy patients

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Dr Cook grew up in Kenya, completed his schooling at St Edward’s School, Oxford and studied medicine at St Bartholomew’s hospital, London. He completed junior medical jobs in London, obtained his MRCP and then did a PhD at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London. He undertook a three-year Post Doctoral training post at Harvard funded by a Wellcome Trust International Prize Travelling Fellowship. He returned to the UK to complete his training in clinical cardiology and was awarded a Department of Health Clinical Scientist Award in 2004. In 2008 he was appointed to Senior Lecturer at Imperial College, Group Head in Molecular Cardiology at the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre and Honorary Consultant at the Hammersmith Hospital. In 2009 he was appointed as Head of Genetics at the Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit at the Royal Brompton NHS Trust and was made Professor of Clinical and Molecular Cardiology at Imperial College in 2010. In 2012 he was awarded a Singapore Translational Research Investigator (STaR) Award and appointed as Professor at Duke-National University of Singapore and senior consultant at the National Heart Centre Singapore. In 2013 he became deputy Director of the Cardiovascular and metabolic disorders Signature Research Program at Duke-NUS and in 2014 was appointed as founding Director of the National Heart Research Institute Singapore. He heads a cross-disciplinary research team, anchored in genetic discovery in humans and model systems, with the overarching goal of identifying new genes and pathways for heart disease.

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