The Key Laboratory of Cardiovascular Remodeling and Function Research plays a very important role in the medical science reseach of
. The current director of the laboratory is Professor Yun Zhang, who is one of the Academicians of Chinese Academy of Engineering and one of the Fellows of American College of Cardiology. The laboratory, founded in 2002, is one of "211" Projects and one of "985" Projects approved by the Ministry of Education. Our Laboratory was firstly approved by the Ministry of Education in 2004 and then was approved by the Ministry of Health in 2005. The laboratory was rated as a key discipline of
in 2006, a national key discipline in 2007, National Key Laboratory Breeding Base in 2009, Cardiovascular Medical Center of Shandong Province in 2010, and National Clinical Key Specialty in 2011. The major research topics of the laboratory include the regulatory mechanism of cardiovascular remodeling, the detection technology of cardiovascular remodeling, and the intervention strategy of cardiovascular remodeling. There are 57 personnels in the laboratory, including 1 Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, 1 National Distinguished Professor of "Thousand Talents Program", 3 National Outstanding Youth Fund winners, 4 Distinguished and Chair Professors of “Changjiang Scholar”, 4 Distinguished Professors of “Taishan Scholar”, 3 Distinguished Professors of “Qilu scholar”, 21 PhD supervisors, and 24 professors. Academic team acquired Innovative Research Groups Fund of National Science Foundation in 2010, becoming the first innovative research group of Chinese Department of Cardiology. There are animal laboratory, cytology laboratory, genetic laboratory, protein laboratory, pathology laboratory, patch-clamp laboratory, laser scanning confocal microscope laboratory, flow cytometry laboratory, genetics laboratoy, immunology laboratory, biomechanics and computational biology laboratory, small-animal ultrasound laboratory, and so on, which cover nearly
and have more than 500 pieces of equipment worth more than 70 million RMB.