Founding Institutional Member Australian Cardiovascular Alliance.
Founded in 1994, the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute is the legacy of legendary heart transplant surgeon Dr Victor Chang. It is a not-for-profit, internationally recognised, medical research facility dedicated to finding cures for deadly heart conditions. Beginning with just two scientists, the institute has now grown to over 170 full-time staff, united in a single vision – to reduce the incidence, severity and impact of heart and vascular diseases – still the leading causes of death and disability in our society.
Our mission is the relief of pain and suffering, and the promotion of wellbeing, through an understanding of the fundamental mechanisms of cardiovascular biology in health and disease. The Victor Chang Institute has earned its place on the global stage as one of the most respected heart research facilities in the world. Internationally recognised for the quality of its discoveries, the Institute is also a centre-of-excellence in cardiovascular research training, and in the rapid translation of discoveries into new diagnostics, preventions and treatments of cardiovascular disease. Our research spans from complex fundamental work using techniques such as x-ray crystallography, to innovative transplantation techniques and clinical trials. Our research focuses on the following main areas:
- Heart failure and cardiomyopathies
- Developmental biology and Congenital heart disease
- Genomics and Inherited heart disease
- Transplantation and cardiac regeneration
- Electrophysiology and cardiac Arrhythmias
- Inflammation and Coronary artery disease
- Molecular motors and novel antibiotics