The core goal of the Centre for Cardiometabolic and Vascular Science is to understand the biological and molecular mechanisms that control a) lipid metabolism, inflammation and tissue damage in cardiometabolic and autoimmune diseases and b) the functions of blood vessels to translate this knowledge into novel therapies for cardiovascular and other human diseases.
A major focus of our research is understanding the transcriptional regulation of lipid metabolism and its impact on inflammatory pathways by lipid-activated nuclear receptors and how the angiogenic cytokine, VEGF, signals endothelial cells in blood vessels to mediate its vital functions in vertebrates.
Essential Lab Skills and Molecular Biology Techniques Workshop: from Theory to Bench. The four-day course which has been developed and is run by the Division of Medicine will teach you a wide range of techniques used in the lab and is CPD accredited. Concessions are available to UCL staff and students. Please click for more details and dates.