The MRes promotes cardiovascular research within a unique multi-disciplinary training environment. The programme aims to equip students with broadly based biomedical research skills, but with an emphasis on application to cardiovascular science.
Cardiovascular diseases are responsible for considerable mortality, disability and a reduced quality of life in the developed world. Despite the large number of treatment strategies, the widespread occurrence of these disorders dictates the search for improved treatments. The development of these relies on a continued evolution of our understanding of the underlying mechanisms responsible for the development of cardiovascular disorders.
Research topic examples:
- Coronary arterial contractility and endothelial function
- Sick sinus syndrome and gene therapy
- Can we un-stiffen arteries?
- Cellular basis of cardiac arrhythmias
- Elucidation of the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and vascular occlusion that occurs following stenting and bypass surgery
- The role of oxidative stress and channelopathies in heart failure
- Mechanisms of diabetic cardiomyopathy
- Cell signalling in vascular smooth muscle
- Cellular dysfunction and EC remodelling in heart disease and ageing