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Birmingham has been at the forefront of transplants since the pioneering work of Sir Peter Medawar. Our researchers are continuing his legacy.
Developing the use of sensors and clocks in innovative, ground-breaking technologies to change the future landscapes of healthcare, transport, defence, civil engineering and more.
Academia partnering with business, investigating, developing and co-creating robust and innovative solutions to achieve responsible business success. Building the foundations for a more responsible and sustainable future.
We are working with partners across the globe to understand how to save lives at risk from poor air quality.
Challenging established views and policy responses to migration and its impact on societies in a rapidly changing world.
Birmingham academics work on major issues in international ethics and global justice and train the next generation of students to tackle these issues.
We explore what it means to be human – in historical and cultural contexts, within ethical and legal norms and through languages and communication.
From atoms to astronomy, computers to cars and robots to robust materials, our goal is to transform our understanding of the world to make life easier, healthier and more sustainable.
Across the breadth of life and environmental sciences we discover, apply and translate science, forging major advances in human and environmental health.
With over 1,000 academic staff researchers and around £80 million new research funding per year, we are dedicated to performing world-leading research with the ultimate goal of improving human health.
We address the challenges facing society and the economy, from shedding light on the refugee crisis, to character education in schools, through to developing leaders in the NHS.
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. We are international leaders in several areas of cardiovascular research, including atrial fibrillation and heart failure, thrombosis/thrombo-inflammation and vascular biology.
Meet the different members who make up the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences
Find out about our leading research into cardiovascular diseases.
Over many years of research the Institute has built strong collaborative partners globally.
A range of exciting opportunities are currently available within the Institute
The MRes course starts in October
Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart disturbance in the UK. Discover how we are are transforming how we understand and care for these patients.
Posted 19 February 2019
Heart disease remains one of the leading causes of death. Researchers in the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences have devised a new software called ElectroMap, which processes and analyses complex electrical data.
Posted 15 February 2019
Potentially lethal heart conditions may become easier to spot and may lead to improvements in prevention and treatment thanks to innovative new software that measures electrical activity in the organ.
Posted 11 January 2019
The BBC writes about recent findings University of Birmingham researchers have identified two biomarkers that could help in the diagnosis of a heart condition that raises the risk of stroke.
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Our Birmingham Heroes are transforming patient care to fight health failure, stroke and sudden death
Cardiovascular Science - MRes Course
Athena SWAN - Dr Myriam Chimen, Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow