Welcome to the Institute of Cardiovascular & Medical Sciences web page. We are a Research Institute within the College of Medicine, Veterinary & Life Sciences at the University of Glasgow.
The Institute includes both academic clinicians, scientists who are responsible for research, teaching and the delivery of clinical services within Glasgow.
The groups are based across Glasgow and the largest are sited within the Gilmorehill Campus. The purpose built British Heart Foundation Cardiovascular Research Centre, houses state-of-the-art laboratories, 3 T MRI Imaging, Confocal Microscopy, high throughput genotyping facilities. There is also a fully staffed Clinical Research Facility within the Centre, jointly run with NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde as part of the network of CRFs in the City. This building was opened in 2006, as a result of a generous donation by the British Heart Foundation and a fund raising effort by the University of Glasgow.
Facilities in the West Medical and Davidson Buildings, house some ground breaking researchers and laboratories the area of electrophysiology. In addition there are other groups looking at sports and exercise science. This includes interests in performance athletes and the use of exercise in assessment and management of common medical conditions.
Other current research includes the development of novel biological markers (haematological, biochemical and electrophysiological) in cardiovascular disease and ageing. There is also an extensive programme of research in stroke and cerebrovascular disease extending from acute stroke imaging and drug treatment (based in the Western Infirmary) to rehabilitation and assessment of care pathways (in Glasgow Royal Infirmary).