Heart Research

Life-saving advances in
cardiovascular research,
disease treatment and
disease prevention. 

World-class science fighting
heart disease

With more than 250 scientists and 21 laboratories in one location, this is the Australian headquarters for world-class heart research. Read about the pioneering science and discoveries being made at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute. 

Cardiac Transplantation

Donor heart preservation
Heart transplants
New heart failure treatments

Cardiac Mechanics

Congenital heart disease
Ischemic heart disease
Left ventricular assist devices

Innovation Centre

Cardiogenomics & gene editing
Children's cardiac research
Cell function & screening

Developmental & Regeneration Biology

Cardiac progenitor cells
Congenital heart disease
Heart development & regeneration


Congenital heart disease
Embryonic development
Gene environment interactions

Molecular Cardiology

Cardiac regeneration
Heart failure


Mechanosensitive channels
Mechanical forces
Membrane mechanics

Inherited heart diseases

Atrial fibrillation
Dilated cardiomyopathy
Genetics of inherited heart diseases
Zebrafish models

Computational Cardiology

Computational modelling
Drug induced arrhythmia
Cell function

Cardiac Electrophysiology

Cardiac arrest
Cardiac ion channel function
Electrical activity in the heart
Inherited arrhythmias

Electrophysiology Western Australia

Heart failure and muscular dystrophy
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Sudden cardiac death

Computational Genomics

Congenital heart disease
Mass analysis of human genome data
Statistical genetics

Regulatory Systems

Genome evolution
Gene regulation
Genomics and Bioinformatics

Structural Biology

Cryo electron microscopy
Molecular biology
Protein structure

Vascular Epigenetics

Vascular smooth muscle
Cellular plasticity

Zebrafish Facilities

What are zebrafish?
Zebrafish and organ studies
Cardiac regeneration