Founded in 2008, Leeds' Multidisciplinary Cardiovascular Research Centre (MCRC) is an ambitious strategy for discovering causes and treatments of heart disease. It transcends traditional scientific and departmental boundaries to bring the full weight of the UK's second largest university and the city of Leeds' teaching hospitals to bear on the primary reason for premature death and disability in westernized societies.
MCRC's mission is to advance understanding of cardiovascular disease and thereby improve human life. It has particular focus on: (1) Revealing mechanisms of vascular disease and associated changes in the myocardium for the generation of therapeutics; (2) Using engineering and other fundamental disciplines to find innovative approaches for cardiovascular diagnosis and protection; and (3) Developing new investigators.
Primary research areas are organised in multidisciplinary programme groups which are listed on the lefthand side of this page.