heart and lung research institute

Diseases of the heart and lung are some of the biggest killers worldwide. Despite a growing awareness of risk factors, such as smoking and poor diet, the prevalence of such diseases is increasing.

Fundraising has been under way in the last few years to expand cardiorespiratory research in Cambridge further, with the creation of a new Heart and Lung Research Institute (HLRI) jointly established by Papworth Hospital and Cambridge University, to sit alongside the new Papworth Hospital on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

The Institute will allow for significant expansion of basic and clinical research capacity in Cambridge and will also enable the co-location of research groups that are currently dispersed across Cambridgeshire.