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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 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.

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

Wear it, Beat it (Bake it!)

Wear it, Beat it (Bake it!)

Posted 11/02/2016

There was great excitment around the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine in Oxford last Friday when a team of jolly bakers, and an even jollier team of cake eaters, teamed up to raise money for the BHF.  The march was led by Dr Naveed Akbar and Laurienne Gardener of the Robin Choudhury research grou ...

BHF Retail teams see behind the scenes with Oxford researchers

BHF Retail teams see behind the scenes with Oxford researchers

Posted 11/02/2016

Members of the British Heart Foundation Retail Team, who work to raise research funds for the British Heart Foundation through the network of local shops, were invited to participate in an interactive afternoon learning about how the money they raise is used to carry out research. Demonstrations cov ...

Dr Aiden Doherty selected for Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award COFUND Scheme

Dr Aiden Doherty selected for Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award COFUND Scheme

Posted 16/12/2015

Dr Aiden Doherty, recently awarded a BHF CRE Intermediate Transition Research Fellowship, has been selected as one of the best three fellows among the 1000+ fellows supported under the European Commission’s Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award COFUND scheme (’07-’13 funding stream), for his work analysing b ...

Success for Oxford Chemistry & Cardiovascular Science Researcher in latest ERC Starter Grant Round

Success for Oxford Chemistry & Cardiovascular Science Researcher in latest ERC Starter Grant Round

Posted 27/11/2015

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 ...

Winners of SCMR 2016 Regional Scholarships

Winners of SCMR 2016 Regional Scholarships

Posted 17/11/2015

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 ...

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