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Cambridge Cardiovascular


Centre funding recipients: Please use the following text to acknowledge the Centre support in your publications: [Name] was supported by the Cambridge BHF Centre of Research Excellence [RE/18/1/34212]”

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has awarded the University of Cambridge £6 million to expand and accelerate its pioneering work through the Cambridge BHF Centre of Research Excellence.

The renewed Centre (2019-2024) is led by Prof Martin Bennett and managed byDr Jane Sugars, and brings together 32 world-leading research groups across the University of Cambridge, Wellcome Sanger Institute, Babraham Institute and MRC Mitochondrial Biology, Biostatistics & Epidemiology Units.

The Centre provides a focus for cardiovascular researchers in Cambridge and strengthens internal collaborations through funding for studentships, fellowships, and pilot projects. It also supports the integration of research groups within the new Cambridge Heart and Lung Research Institute (HLRI).

The overarching aim of the Centre is to advance understanding of cardiovascular conditions by applying our combined expertise in generating assumption-free approaches.

The Centre has four main research themes:

The Centre is led by a Steering group representing the main research themes:

The Centre has appointed a Scientific Advisory Board to give it guidance and feedback:


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