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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

Professor David Patterson awarded the 2016 Brookhart Lecture

Professor David Patterson awarded the 2016 Brookhart Lecture

Posted 13/08/2015

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 ...

Rory Collins elected as Fellow of the Royal Society

Rory Collins elected as Fellow of the Royal Society

Posted 21/05/2015

Professor Sir Rory Collins, Director of the Nuffield Department of Population Health, has joined a distinguished group of scientists today with his election as a Fellow of the Royal Society. The Royal Society said of his election: 'Rory Collins created and led large studies that transformed ...

Successes in Cardiovascular Medicine

Successes in Cardiovascular Medicine

Posted 20/05/2015

Congratulations to Dr Ricardo Carnicer who has been awarded a BHF Intermediate Basic Science Research Fellowship to undertake research related to diabetic cardiomyopathy, to Dr Svetlana Reilly who was awarded The Lord Leonard and Lady Estelle Wolfson Prize at the Spring Meeting of the Academy of ...

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 ...

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