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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

Dr Ayman Al Haj Zen wins first prize at the Imperial College BHF CRE annual symposium

Dr Ayman Al Haj Zen wins first prize at the Imperial College BHF CRE annual symposium

Posted 21/07/2016

Congratulations to Ayman Al Haj Zen, who took first prize for his poster at the Imperial College BHF CRE annual symposium on “Cardiovascular target identification and drug discovery” which was held in London on Monday 18th June.  Ayman’s poster title was “The retinoid agonist Tazarotene promotes ...

Study confirms that breast is best for premature babies' hearts

Study confirms that breast is best for premature babies' hearts

Posted 14/06/2016

Breastfeeding premature babies improves long-term heart structure and function, Dr Adam Lewandowski and colleagues in the Cardiovascular Clinical Research Facility have found. The hearts of babies born early often develop abnormally. Dr Adam Lewandowski and colleagues at the Oxford Cardiovascular ...

Three prizes for Oxford researchers at BSCMR meeting

Three prizes for Oxford researchers at BSCMR meeting

Posted 22/04/2016

Clinical Research Fellows from the Oxford Centre for Clinical Magnetic Resonance Research (OCMR) won three prizes in the Young Investigator Awards held at the 11th British Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (BSCMR) Annual Meeting on 20th April 2016. First prize was awarded to Dr Rohan ...

Dr Svetlana Reilly awarded Best Presentation Prize

Dr Svetlana Reilly awarded Best Presentation Prize

Posted 21/04/2016

Congratulations to Dr Svetlana Reilly, who was awarded the "Best Presentation" prize at cross-disciplinary 110th annual Meeting of physicians of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It is a very competitive meeting with focussing on clinical Academic excellence.  The presentation took place at ...

DPAG's Hege Larsen wins prestigious NCarnation Award

DPAG's Hege Larsen wins prestigious NCarnation Award

Posted 21/04/2016

Final year DPhil and Wellcome Trust OXION student Hege Larsen was awarded the esteemed NCarnation award by the American Physiological Society at the Experimental Biology conference in San Diego last week. Experimental Biology is an annual meeting comprising over 14,000 scientists and exhibitors ...

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