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Wellcome Trust Fellowship success for Dr James Ware

James Ware is one of four young researchers in the UK to receive the prestigious Wellcome Trust Intermediate Clinical Fellowship Award in 2015. James has recently been appointed an honorary cardiology consultant at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust and clinical senior lecturer at Imperial College London.


He was awarded the four-year fellowship worth £950,000 for his outstanding early career research in inherited cardiac conditions and genomics. This funding will support James to build on this early success by developing a research programme focused on dilated cardiomyopathy, an inherited heart muscle disease.

Dr James Ware


The funding will enable James to start a new research group that will span the National Heart & Lung Institute, Royal Brompton Hospital's cardiovascular biomedical research unit (BRU) and Medical Research Council's (MRC) Clinical Sciences Centre. This group will be looking into the genetic causes of unexplained cardiomyopathy, the clinical significance and mechanisms of action of Titin gene variants, and the clinical interpretation of genomes in patient care.

James says: “I am delighted to have been awarded this fellowship. We hope the research programme will help lead to a better understanding of the impact of genetic variation on the heart – improving diagnosis and providing opportunities to discover more targeted treatments for patients living with dilated cardiomyopathy and other inherited heart diseases in the future.”

September 2015 


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