Heart researchers from Cambridge University have received £3 million from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) to fund a BHF Centre of Research Excellence for the next five years. Cambridge is just one of six centres in the UK to be awarded Centre of Excellence funding.
The Cambridge BHF Centre of Research Excellence will be a hub generating exciting new approaches to tackling heart disease, and will become a training ground for the next generation of pioneering heart researchers.
The funding will allow the scientists to focus their expertise on the major cause of heart attacks, coronary heart disease, and bring together scientists from different disciplines to devise new ways to prevent heart attacks and treat this condition.
Professor Nick Morrell, from the Department of Medicine said “This is an outstanding opportunity to bring together world-leading researchers in Cambridge to tackle coronary heart disease. This funding will encourage researchers to collaborate and share their ideas. The emphasis will be on interdisciplinary studies with potential for high impact. With a strong focus on early career development, the aim is to attract the best young researchers into the cardiovascular field.”