Molecular Cardiology

Lab head: Professor Chris Semsarian
Location: Centenary Institute


Molecular Cardiology - the study of genetic heart disorders

Primary supervisor: Christopher Semsarian

The main research focus of the Molecular Cardiology Programme at the Centenary Institute is the study of genetic heart disorders.  Molecular Cardiology is the integration of basic science research, clinical cardiology, and public health, with the major goal to reduce human disease.  A number of projects are offered including studies in:

  • genetic causes of sudden cardiac death in the young
  • exome sequencing to identify new cardiac disease genes
  • clinical and genetic studies in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • primary arrhythmogenic disorders, e.g. long QT syndrome
  • novel gene discoveries in valvular heart disease
  • sudden unepected death in epilepsy (SUDEP)

Discipline: Infectious diseases and Immunology
Keywords: Genetic heart disorders, Cardiovascular diseases, Molecular Cardiology