About the Institute


We put our hearts and, more importantly, our world-leading expertise into discovering more about the causes, prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease, the world’s biggest killer.

The Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences brings together more than 20 core principal investigators, with key Honorary clinical colleagues from partner NHS Trusts and Associate investigators from other Institutes and Colleges across the University of Birmingham, to form an inter-disciplinary collaborative team able to tackle leading health issues of our time.

We are based in the College of Medical and Dental Sciences on the University campus, with colleagues in the adjacent University Hospitals Birmingham, as well as the Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust and the Birmingham Women's and Children's Hospitals.  We benefit from the outstanding ability of Birmingham to facilitate translational science through the Birmingham Health Partners, the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR)/Wellcome Clinical Research Facility, the biobanking capacity of the Human Biomaterial Resource Centre  and the Institute of Translational Medicine located next to the Institute.

Huge strides have been made in cardiovascular medicine and research over the past 20 years, but more still needs to be done – and we are at the cutting edge. Our work is extensively collaborative – the British Heart Foundation (BHF) is a major partner – with the vision of being an internationally recognised hub of researchers translating novel experimental findings to the clinical setting.

Our particular strengths within cardiovascular research are:

 Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Failure
 Vascular Biology and Inflammation