Cardiovascular Sciences, NHLI
Cardiovascular Sciences at the National Heart and Lung Institute is headed by Professor Michael Schneider, British Heart Foundation Simon Marks Chair of Regenerative Cardiology and Director of the BHF Centre of Research Excellence.
NHLI hosts the discipline-spanning BHF Centre of Research Excellence and is associated with several world class NHS Trusts at the forefront of the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of heart disease.
In the recent review of UK university research (RAE 2008), Imperial had the highest volume of 4* rated research in the cardiovascular medicine unit of assessment. It has more Leducq Foundation Transatlantic Networks of Excellence in Cardiovascular Research Programs than any other UK institution, including international collaborations on cardiovascular genomics, signal transduction in heart failure, calcium cycling in heart failure and other topics. Finally, it has a 3,600m2 cardiovascular research centre under construction for occupancy in early 2012.
Cardiovascular Sciences at the National Heart and Lung Institute are divided into six sections in which there are several research groups.
The sections are:
Cardiovascular research is also organised into broad strategic themes of Atherosclerosis and Heart Failure, into which each of the five sections contribute.
The cardiovascular arm of NHLI employs over 28 Professors, and currently there are more than 200 staff and students working principally on the Royal Brompton and Harefield, Hammersmith, South Kensington and St. Mary’s campuses of Imperial College London.
Research is supported by funding from the UK Research Councils and charities (including the British Heart Foundation, Heart Research UK, Arthritis Research Campaign, & the Wellcome Trust) as well as by commercial sources.