Pioneering research that advances the discovery of new medicines

Funding the future of medicine

We fund innovative, early-stage medical research. This results in better understanding of disease mechanisms, increased success in clinical trials and improved treatments for patients.



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The John Vane Academy


Watch: Covid 19 Video Diaries

Hear from Dean of Research and inflammation expert, Professor Mauro Perretti and Post-Doctoral Research Assistant Vanessa Lowe

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Our response to Covid 19

Dr Anthony Thaventhiran and Dr Jen Ross redeployed to major trauma surgery at the Royal London Hospital, "We’re looking after, operating on patient involved with road traffic collisions, stabbings, suicide attempts."

Many of our team are responding to Coronavirus, therapeutic innovation continues.

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Support pioneering research that advances the discovery of new medicines

Research is expensive. The William Harvey Research Institute competes successfully for funds from government and biomedical research charities for its established projects but your donations will allow the Foundation to support the Institute's researchers in starting new lines of work.


Making a lasting impact

Our Impact

Every day, people benefit from the pioneering research of Sir John Vane, Nobel Laureate and founder of the William Harvey Research Foundation. Such vital research continues today supported by the Foundation.

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WHRF regularly funds thousands of pounds worth of grants, including Innovation Awards, Research Fellowships, PhD studentships, and state-of-the-art equipment.


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Contract Research

William Harvey Research Ltd has been leading the way as a contract research organisation for the Biotech and Pharmaceutical sectors for over 20 years. We offer a preclinical drug evaluation service specialising in models of cardiovascular and inflammatory diseases.


The Institute

With more than 500 researchers, William Harvey Research Institute is part of Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and one of the leading centres in the United Kindom for pharmacological research, and is now world-renowned as a centre of excellence for cardiovascular and inflammation research.



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