University of Oxford

Professor Hugh Watkins

BHF Centre of Research Excellence

BHF Professor Hugh Watkins, who has led the way in genetic screening methods to detect inherited heart conditions, leads our Oxford Centre.

Fellow BHF Professor Sir Rory Collins is leading research studying the frequency of heart disease in populations and conducting clinical trials to find ways to reduce its burden.

Research to mend broken hearts

World-leading regenerative medicine specialists at Oxford are coming up with ways to mend broken hearts. These scientists plan to take advantage of a unit there, the BHF Centre for Cardiovascular Target Discovery, to screen large numbers of molecules for their potential to help regenerate damaged hearts.