The most common form of cardiovascular disease is caused by atherosclerosis and subsequent tissue ischaemia. Research in the CVS is investigator-led, but there are focal disease themes which span from the origins and risk factors for the development of atherosclerosis to the factors which determine tissue recovery from ischaemia. Research groups associated with CVS are world-leading in a number of underlying processes, ranging from early life development to neuroendocrine and steroid signalling, to tissue regeneration. The technologies employed within CVS span basic molecular and cell biology, to model organisms (flies, fish, rodents), to clinical trials and registries.
The ethos in the Centre is that, whatever their background, investigators can use this network of collaboration and training to deliver fundamental discoveries and implement them in translational research.