The William Harvey Research Institute (WHRI) is a world leading Pharmacological Centre with a vibrant, multidisciplinary scientific environment devoted to therapeutic innovation in cardiovascular, endocrine and inflammatory diseases. Our major strength is in bringing scientists with different skills together, combining disciplines ranging from genetics, cell biology, pharmacology, epidemiology, advanced imaging and clinical trials with therapeutic innovation.



We are devoted to therapeutic innovation in cardiovascular, endocrine and inflammatory diseases. Find out more about our research

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We offer a range of study programmes at undergraduate, postgraduate and research level.
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Clinical Activities

Major academic and clinical partnerships, connecting us to 16 NHS trusts and 5 million people in London. Find out more about our clinical activities


Latest news

Data suggests that the brain controls exercise capacity
A joint study by researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), University College London (UCL) and the University of Bristol suggests that the brain controls exercise capacity, a highly novel idea with ramifications for health in the general population as well as elite athletes.

Some statin-related side-effects are due to 'nocebo' effect
Patients report more side effects when they know they are taking a statin, than when they do not know whether they are on the drug or a dummy pill, according to a study by researchers from Imperial College London and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Event: Research Matters - changing lives in east London and beyond
For International Clinical Trials Day 2017, Barts Health NHS Trust and QMUL’s School of Medicine and Dentistry will be hosting ‘Research Matters: changing lives in east London and beyond’. The free event will feature talks from award-winning academics and clinicians, patients and others, to showcase high-quality clinical research and engage patients, families, carers and community leaders to act as research champions and encourage greater participation and involvement in healthcare research. 

Winning photo reveals the latest in maternal health research
Dr Suchita Nadarki has been announced as one of the winners of the Wellcome Image Awards 2017. The winning photo, titled The Placenta Rainbow, is based on her research into pregnancy 
complications, and will be shown at exhibitions held across the UK and internationally, including Russia and South Africa.

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We place a high value on the patients and general public whose stories enrich our work. 
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