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Joseph Yanni Gerges, MBChB, MSc, PhD

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Memberships of committees and professional bodies

- Member of the Physiological Society, 2006 till present

- Member of the American Society for Cell Biology, 2007 till present

- Member of the International Society of Heart Research, 2007 till present

- Affiliate Member of the Society for Experimental Biology, 2007

Methodological knowledge

Molecular biology: preparation of total RNAand micro RNA isolation and measurements of its effect and cDNA from different regions of rat heart (atrium, ventricle and sinoatrial node), primer design, quantitative PCR and DNA and RNA gel electrophoresis.

  • Extensive experience in Laser capture microdissection and RNA isolation from the microdissected tissues
  • Extensive experience in histology, immunocytochemistry and confocal microscopy of tissues.
  • Extensive experience in calcium imaging in the cardiac myocytes
  • Extracellular potential mapping of the sinoatrial node.
  • Intracellular action potential recording from the sinoatrial node.
  • Isolation of sinoatrial node, atrioventricular conduction axis and Purkinje fibres from different species: mouse, rat, rabbit and guinea-pig.
  • Some experience in In situ hybridization (ISH).


Level 5 Award in Management

certified by the Institute of Leadership and Management (2010)


Ph.D. in Cardiovascular Medicine 

Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, University of Manchester, UK (2008) 

Thesis title: “Age-dependent remodelling of the sinoatrial node and right atrium.”

M.Sc. in Physiology 

Faculty of Medicine, Menoufyia University, Egypt (1998 – 2003), grade (very good). 

Thesis title: “Effect of vanadate administration on renal functions and some metabolic aspects in diabetic rats.


Faculty of Medicine, Menoufyia University, Egypt (1989 – 1996), grade (very good).  

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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