Our site uses cookies necessary for its proper functioning. To improve your experience, other cookies may be used: you can choose to disable them. This can be changed at any time via the Cookies link at the bottom of the page.

Université de Bordeaux
FHU SMART Small Artery Disease transdisciplinary project
Cluster of excellence


The FHU SMART aims at unraveling the mechanisms and developing personalized approaches to prevent the occurrence, progression and consequences of Small Artery Disease (SAD) of different organs, by implementing an ambitious multidisciplinary and translational program of research, health-care practice and teaching aligned to:

  • improve the understanding of the molecular mechanisms of SAD to better identify novel drug targets
  • improve diagnosis, stratification and management of SAD
  • propose prevention programs and establishing guidelines
  • providing teaching programs for health-care and research professionals and patient and public information
  • enhancing population health for patients and the community.



SMART consortium

The FHU-SMART Consortium combines partners from Bordeaux University Hospital, Bordeaux University, CNRS, and INSERM units, encompassing several hospital specialties (cardiology, ophthalmology, neurology, radiology, hematology, and public health) and major research areas (vascular disease biology, epidemiology and statistical genetics, neuroimaging, bioinformatics, and health economics).  The consortium comprises associated academic partners from Bordeaux and Paris, and major international collaborative networks.

SMART workpackages

The research, clinical care and teaching projects will be centered on the following workpackages: