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About Oxford Cardiovascular Science

Researchers across Oxford are working together at the forefront of cardiovascular science, with the overall goal of translating discoveries from the laboratory though to clinical practice.  Our researchers will apply new cross cutting technologies to develop cardiovascular imaging and phenotyping, drug development, cardiac computer modelling and gene therapy.

We have outstanding experience in conducting clinical trials and epidemiological studies as well as state-of-the-art imaging expertise and facilities. We are particularly proud of our ability to bring together molecular, epidemiological and physiological research to understand cardiac and vascular disease right from the molecular level all the way up to the wider population.

The British Heart Foundation is a key sponsor of cardiovascular research in Oxford and their two research centres offer scientists across the city fantastic opportunities for research & training, supporting the current and next generation of leaders in Cardiovascular Science.

BHF Centre of Research Excellence

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The aim of the BHF CRE in Oxford is to emerge as one of the leading cardiovascular centres worldwide. 

The BHF CRE in Oxford brings together over 60 world leading clinical and laboratory researchers, based in Departments and Centres across the University of Oxford. Their research spans diverse areas and covers the translational research spectrum, from basic to clinical research.

BHF Centre of Regenerative Medicine

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The ultimate goal of the BHF CRM in Oxford is to understand how the heart might be taught to repair itself after the damage of a heart attack.

The Oxbridge BHF CRM brings together 26 world leading basic and translational research groups (13 based in Oxford, 12 based in Cambridge, and 1 based in Bristol) merging significant expertise in cardiovascular repair and regeneration (Oxford), wound healing (Bristol), with a major focus on stem cells (ESCs and iPSCs) and genetics in the context of regeneration (Cambridge).

News & Events

BHF CRE Training Course

BHF CRE Training Course

Posted 10/04/2015

Professors Charis Antoniades and Barbara Casadei would like to invite you to the next BHF CRE Training Course on research techniques in cardiovascular science, entitled 'How to study RNA', on Wednesday 6th May.  This will be taking place in Lecture Theatre 1, Academic Centre, John Radcliffe ...

Hormone Replacement Therapy: does it help or harm your heart?

Hormone Replacement Therapy: does it help or harm your heart?

Posted 16/04/2015

A  Cochrane Library review involving Dr Henry Boardman, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, shows that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) does not protect post-menopausal women against cardiovascular disease, and may even cause an increased risk of stroke.

Prof Stefan Neubauer appointed as Head of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Prof Stefan Neubauer appointed as Head of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Posted 16/04/2015

Congratulations to Prof Stefan Neubauer who has been appointed as Head of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, from 1 April 2015, in succession to Prof Hugh Watkins. Stefan is Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, an Honorary Consultant Cardiologist, Clinical Director of the Oxford Centre ...

Denis Noble's pioneering work on the heart honoured at the Royal Society's 350 year Celebration

Denis Noble's pioneering work on the heart honoured at the Royal Society's 350 year Celebration

Posted 09/04/2015

Professor Denis Noble of the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, was honoured at the Royal Society event held on Friday 6 March celebrating 350 years of the world's first scientific journal, Philosophical Transactions.       The 1985 paper entitled "A model of cardiac ...

Dr Rebecca Burton receives Churchill Fellowship

Dr Rebecca Burton receives Churchill Fellowship

Posted 09/04/2015

Dr Rebecca Burton from the Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics was awarded a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship.      Dr Rebecca Ann Burton is joining what is a very exciting year for the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, as 2015 not only marks the anniversary of ...

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