Triangle of excellence
The British Heart Foundation Glasgow Cardiovascular Research Centre, the Glasgow Biomedical Research Centre, and the Wolfson Medical School Building form a "triangle of excellence", enhancing Glasgow's position at the hub of the molecular genetics revolution which is transforming medicine and therapeutics.
The British Heart Foundation Glasgow Cardiovascular Research Centre, core funded by a gift of £5M from the BHF, provides state-of-the-art experimental and clinical facilities to further vital research into cardiovascular disease. The proximity of a clinical investigation unit to modern laboratories enhances the integration of research and clinical practice, enabling patients to benefit more rapidly from work at the cutting edge of cardiovascular research.
The University's success in establishing the Glasgow Biomedical Research Centre (through funding from the Wellcome Joint Infrastructure Fund and the Scottish Research Infrastructure Fund) signifies the international confidence in the excellence of the University's research in this field. This world class research centre brings together basic and clinical scientists to achieve increased understanding of biological processes, and to facilitate development of novel approaches to the treatment of disease.
These Centres have a national and international impact upon areas of health and welfare that affect the entire community, bringing direct benefits in prevention, diagnosis and treatment.