Aswan Heart Research Centre
AHC research programme is fully integrated with the clinical activities and ranges from Population to Disease-Based Studies. The interdisciplinary approach at AHC, allows teams from different backgrounds and fields of expertise to work together in a seamless fashion. The Clinical Programme provides a rich wide and arguably unique resource, which is used heavily in almost every research project. Equally attractive are the Research Laboratories, which include Life Sciences and Biomedical Engineering Platforms, on site and are run by highly skilled scientists and PhDs. The integrated AHC Research Programme consists of a continuum of population science, translational, and basic science research targeting specific diseases with significant relevance to the population of Egypt, Africa and the world, particularly neglected diseases such as Rheumatic Heart Disease and Pulmonary Hypertension. Establishing local state-of-the-art investigative platforms ranging from Next Generation Sequencing (In house),advanced microscopy, conventional molecular and cellular biology, biochemical techniques and importantly biomedical engineering and computing (including inhouse 3D modelling) has laid the foundation for strong translational research.
The AHC Research Department succeeded in initiating and establishing collaborations with several Universities both in Egypt and abroad as well as with R&D departments of renowned companies in the health care sector.