Professor Jamie   Vandenberg

Professor Jamie Vandenberg

1985         Bachelor of Science (Medical) – Distinction (University of Sydney)

1988         Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery – Honors (I) (University of Sydney)

1994         Doctor of Philosophy (University of Cambridge)


Victor Chang Cardiac Res Inst

Research Interests: Biophysics and pharmacology of cardiac ion channels. Genotype-Phenotype relationships in inherited arrhythmia syndromes. In silico modeling of inherited arrhythmia syndromes. Structural basis of drug binding to hERG K+ channels.

Professor Jamie Vandenberg completed his medical degree at the University of Sydney (1988) and his PhD in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge (1994). He undertook postdoctoral studies in cardiac electrophysiology at the University of Oxford then moved to the University of Cambridge where he established an independent group looking at the molecular basis of cardiac arrhythmias. In 2002, he relocated to the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, where he is currently Co-Deputy Director and Head of the Mark Cowley Lidwill Research Program in Cardiac Electrophysiology. He is a National Health and Medical Research Council Principal Research Fellow, and in 2015 was elected to the Fellowship of the Heart rhythm Society (USA) and the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. His research has focused on the molecular basis of cardiac electrical activity and understanding the genesis of cardiac arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death.  

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1992         International Society of Heart Research Young Investigator Travel Award

1992         American Heart Association Melvyn L. Marcus Young Investigator Award in Integrated Physiology (finalist)

1994         Gedge Prize (for best research undertaken by a student in Physiological Sciences) at University of Cambridge

2014         National Lecturer (Australian Physiological Society)

2015         Sir Bob Robertson Award (Australian Society for Biophysics)

2015         Elected Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society, USA

2015         Elected Fellow, Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences

2018         Elected Fellow, International Society of Heart Research


Scholarships and Fellowships

1984         AMSA-AMA B.Sc.(Med.) Scholarship

1990-91   Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Scholarship in Medicine

1990-92   Overseas Research Scholar Award - Department of Education, UK

1992-93   Sydney University Medical Foundation Sir Zelman Cowan Traveling Research Fellowship 

1993-95   Zeneca Junior Research Fellowship, Pembroke College, Oxford, UK

1996-01   British Heart Foundation Basic Science Award

1996-01   British Heart Foundation Basic Science Award (resigned December 2001)

2002-06   NHMRC RD Wright Career Development Award in Biomedical Science

2007-11   NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship Level A

2012-16   NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship Level B with SEO (translation)

2017-21   NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship with SEO (translation)


Current Research Grants

NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship (2017-2021) Vandenberg JI $838,875

NHMRC Program Grant (2015-2019). Finding new evidence based therapies for treating heart disease and stimulating Regeneration. RP Harvey, RM Graham, PS Macdonald, D Fatkin, SL Dunwoodie, JI Vandenberg $10,600,000

NHMRC Project Grant (2018-2020). The structural basis for promiscuity of drug binding to hERG K+ channels. JI Vandenberg, AG Stewart TW Allen, E Perozo $713,035