About Us

The British Atherosclerosis Society (BAS) is a non-profit-making organisation established in 1999 with the aim of promoting UK atherosclerosis research. The Society evolved from, and maintains the traditions of, the British Atherosclerosis Discussion Group (ADG) which was established in 1958 as an intimate forum for free-ranging and detailed discussions on all aspects of the pathology of atherosclerosis. The BAS continues the tradition of the ADG of promoting full and frank discussion of presented papers: all speakers are encouraged to keep at least one third of their allotted time for discussions, which are always very lively. The broad-based nature of the membership, which includes most of the principal investigators and clinical opinion leaders in the field of atherosclerosis and vascular disease, ensures wide-ranging and critical debate. The Society is affiliated to the European Atherosclerosis Society and the International Atherosclerosis Society. Registered Charity No. 1076448

Chair

Chair

Professor Charalambos Antoniades
Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Director of the Acute Vascular Imaging Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital and University of Oxford
Email: antoniad@well.ox.ac.uk

Secretary

Professor Sheila FRANCIS

Professor Sheila Francis
Professor of Cardiovascular Biology, Department of Infection, Immunity & Cardiovascular Disease, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health, University of Sheffield Medical School, Beech Hill Road, Sheffield S10 2RX
Tel: +44 (0) 114 215 9501
Email: s.francis@sheffield.ac.uk

Treasurer

Professor Tomasz Guzik
Regius Chair of Physiology/Cardiovascular PathobiologyInstitute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow
Email: tomasz.guzik@glasgow.ac.uk

Executive Committee Members

Alexios Antonopoulos

Dr Alexios Antonopoulos
Visiting doctorial Clinical Researcher, Radcliffe Department of Medicine, University of Oxford
Email: alexios.antonopoulos@cardiov.ox.ac.uk
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Richard Cubbon

Dr Richard Cubbon
University Academic Fellow and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist
School of Medicine, University of Leeds
Email: R.Cubbon@leeds.ac.uk

Prof Marc Dweck

Professor Marc Dweck
Chair of Clinical Cardiology and Consultant Cardiologist, University of Edinburgh & Edinburgh Heart Centre
Email: Marc.Dweck@ed.ac.uk
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Dr Helle Jørgensen
University Lecturer in Stem Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Cambridge
Email: hfj22@cam.ac.uk

Dr Michael Holmes

Dr Michael Holmes
Associate Professor, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford
Email: michael.holmes@ndph.ox.ac.uk

Prof. Pasquale Maffia

Professor Pasquale Maffia 
PhD, FHEA, FRSB, FBPhS, FESC Professor of Cardiovascular Immunology, Deputy Editor Cardiovascular Research, Institute of Infection, Immunity & Inflammation & BHF Glasgow Cardiovascular Research Centre, University of Glasgow 
Email: Pasquale.Maffia@glasgow.ac.uk
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Nicola Smart

Dr Nicola Smart 
BHF Ian Fleming Fellow, Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Development and Regeneration, University of Oxford
Email: nicola.smart@dpag.ox.ac.uk
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BAS Young Scientist Community

Mandy Grootaert

Dr Mandy Grootaert
Research Associate, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge

Dr Inhye Park
Research Associate, Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, University of Oxford

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