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 stem cell & gene therapy.
We have outstanding experience in conducting clinical trials and epidemiological studies as well as state-of-the-art basic science and clinical reserach 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.
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.
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).
The Oxford BHF CRE was delighted to hear that Dr Akane Kawamura (BHF CRE Senior Research Fellow / Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow) has been awarded research funding from the European Research Council. These prestigious and valuable (>€1.5M) awards are extremely competitive with only ~3 ...
Congratulations to the following OCMR fellows from the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, RDM, who have won this year's Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) 2016 Regional Scholarships: Dr. Andrew Lewis (Supervisors: Dr. Oliver Rider, Prof Damian Tyler, Prof Stefan Neubauer) Dr ...
Dr Gil Bub and a team of researchers from Oxford and Stony Brook universities have found a way to precisely control these waves – using light. Their results are published in the journal Nature Photonics.See link for further details
Stimulating the heart to repair itself is within scientific touching distance, thanks in large part to the work of Professor Paul Riley and his team in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics. Read more..
Prof David Paterson, Deputy Head of the Medical Sciences Division (Education) and Professor of Cardiovascular Physiology, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics was awarded the 2016 Brookhart Lecture at the School of Medicine, Oregon Health Science University. Read more (Department of Ph ...