To: All ISAC members and colleagues
From: Maria Emilia Monteiro, MD, PhD
Re: Chris Peers, PhD
Dear ISAC Colleagues,
It is with great sadness that I inform you of the premature passing of one of our beloved faculty members, Professor Chris Peers on May 20th, 2018.
Professor Peers served as ISAC President 2011-2014, was one of the first Fernando De Castro awardees and the mentor of a new generation of relevant scientists in the oxygen field.
He was a world-renowned physiologist/neuroscientist working at the Department of Pharmacology of the University of Leeds.
He had been involved in the study of the carotid body and cardiovascular pharmacology since the early 1990s and recently also interested in neurodegenerative diseases acting as coordinator of the Yorkshire branch of the Alzheimer’s Research UK National network.
ISAC lost an amazing scientist. We will miss him and will remember him as a very good friend and nice colleague.
Maria Emília Monteiro, MD, PhD
Professor Catedrático de Farmacologia|Professor of Pharmacology
International Society for Arterial Chemoreception ISAC XXI, Lisbon, Portugal 2020
18 August 2017
Instructions for Chapter Submission for ISAC XX BOOK HERE
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: OCTOBER 31, 2017
3 August 2017 (corrected from 1 August 2017)
The Fernando de Castro Awards for Excellence in Science Related to Peripheral Arterial Chemoreceptors were presented for work presented at ISAC XX – 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland USA on July 27, 2017 to:
Joana Sacramento, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (Portugal):
- Overactivation of Carotid Sinus Nerve Activity in High-Fat Animals is Mediated by A2 Adenosine Receptors
Ryan Rakoczy, Wright State University (USA):
- High Fat Feeding in Rats Alters Respiratory Parameters by a Mechanism that is Unlikely to be Mediated by Carotid Body Type I Cells
Elena Olea Fraile, Universidad de Valladolid (Spain)
- Sexual Dimorphism on the Effects of Chronic Hypoxia in Rat
We apologize for the confusion related to the previous posting
Estelle Gauda MD, President ISAC, 2014-2017
Information about Fernando de Castro, PhD (1896-1967)
De Castro F. The Cajal School in the Peripheral Nervous System: The Transcendent Contributions of Fernando de Castro on the Microscopic Structure of Sensory and Autonomic Motor Ganglia Front. Neuroanat., 20 April 2016 Full Article:
De Castro F. The Discovery of Sensory Nature of the Carotid Bodies – Invited Article. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2009;648:1-18 (from ISAC XVII – 2009, Valladolid, ESPANA). Full Article
Posted 25 July 2017
Postdoctoral research opportunity in the laboratory of Dr. Andy Chang at the University of California, San Francisco: Details: HERE
15 July 2017
The updated Final Schedule is posted: HERE
13 July 2017
The final programme has been updated HERE