Dr Delvac Oceandy

Reader in Cardiovascular Biology

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Research in my laboratory is focusing on understanding the molecular aspects of cardiac remodelling and heart regeneration. My research is currently supported mainly by programme and project grants from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) as well as research grants from Medical Research Council (MRC) and Heart Research UK (HRUK). Please see Research and Projects for details.

I teach postgraduate (Master) and undergraduate students (MBChB and BSc Biological sciences) 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, Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia in 1996. I then worked as Research Assistant at the Eijkman Institute Indonesia under the supervision of Prof Sangkot Marzuki. I went to the University of Queensland in 1998 and completed my PhD in 2001 under the guidance of Professors Brandon Wainwright and David Hume. I did a short post-doctoral study in the Institute of Molecular Bioscience, Queensland before joining the laboratory of Prof Ludwig Neyses in Manchester in 2002. I have been awarded the British Heart Foundation Intermediate Fellowship in 2009 and was appointed as Senior Lecturer in Cardiovascular Medicine in 2015 before promoted to Reader.

Major Awards and Prizes:

  • British Heart Foundation Intermediate Fellowship (2010)
  • European Society of Cardiology Young Investigator Award 1st Winner (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 (2015 - 2019)

Editorial Board Member, Nature Scientific Reports

British Society of Cardiovascular Research

Heart Failure Association of the ESC

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

Research Networks and Beacons

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