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The Institute's research teams focus on addressing overlapping issues in cardiorespiratory, metabolic and inflammatory disorders by means of state-of-the-art translational medicine studies underpinned by excellent basic science.

  • Oil red O stained adipocytes differentiated from bone marrow stem cells.
  • Dendritic cells shown in red in human epidermis
  • 3D electroanatomic map of an infarcted heart left ventricle
  • Scanning electron microscopy image of endothelial cells shedding microparticles


  • INDIGO: Major EU grant success for IMEM28th October 2014IMEM scientist, Prof Marian Ludgate, awarded €1.2M to investigate how micro-organisms shape the immune response leading to autoimmune disease
  • Sudden cardiac death calcium link August 2014Cardiff University scientists identify a mutation in the calcium-sensing protein, calmodulin, that causes idiopathic ventricular fibrillation, has defective interaction with the cardiac ryanodine receptor.


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IMEM undertakes undergraduate teaching and offers well established postgraduate courses:

Postgraduate Research

Clinical Departments

IMEM hosts the academic clinical Departments of Cardiology, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Nephrology , Pharmacology , Child Health and Medical Biochemistry who have responsibility for teaching and supporting clinical services in their specialist areas.

Clinical Trials

IMEM conducts a large number of clinical trials focussing on translation of scientific knowledge to clinical care. These include first-in-man phase 1 and phase 2 'proof of concept' studies.