Dr Delvac Oceandy

Reader in Cardiovascular Biology

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I carry out research in the field of molecular cardiac biology focusing on the molecular aspects of myocardial hypertrophy (enlargement of the heart) and heart regeneration. My research is currently supported mainly by project grants from the British Heart Foundation (BHF). I also teach postgraduate (Master) and undergraduate students and supervise postgraduate research students (PhD). I review manuscripts and grants for international journals and funding bodies, respectively and also an Editorial Board member for several journals.


I graduated from the School of Medicine, University of Airlangga, Indonesia in 1996. After a short stint working at the Eijkman Institute Indonesia under Prof Sangkot Marzuki, I went to the University of Queensland and completed my PhD in 2001 under Professors Brandon Wainwright and David Hume. I did a short post-doctoral study in the Institute of Molecular Bioscience, Queensland before joining thelaboratory of Prof Ludwig Neyses in Manchester in 2002. I have been awarded the British Heart Foundation Intermediate Fellowship in 2009 and was appointed as Lecturer in Cardiovascular Medicine in 2009.

Major Awards and Prizes:

  • European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Award for Highest Scoring Abstract Presented at ESC Annual Congress, Munich (2012)
  • British Heart Foundation Intermediate Fellowship (2010)
  • European Society of Cardiology Young Investigator Award 1st Winner (2006)
  • Eumorphia Young Scientist Communication Award (2006)
  • Australian Society for Medical Research, AMP Queensland Biomedical Research Award, 1st Prize Pre-doctoral category (2001)
  • University of Queensland International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (1998)


MD, School of Medicine, University of Airlangga, Indonesia

PGDipSc in Molecular Biology, University of Queensland, Australia

PhD in Molecular Genetics, University of Queensland, Australia

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

British Heart Foundation Project Grant Committee Panel Member

Editorial Board Member, Nature Scientific Reports

American Heart Association, Council of Basic Cardiovascular Research

British Society of Cardiovascular Research

Heart Failure Association of the ESC

European Society of Cardiology Working Group of Cellular Biology of the Heart

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