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



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


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
e-mail: s.francis@sheffield.ac.uk


Professor Endre Kiss-Toth

Professor of Cell Signalling, Department of Cardiovascular Science University of Sheffield Medical School Beech Hill Road Sheffield S10 2RX Tel: +44 (0)114 271 2228 Email: e.kiss-toth@sheffield.ac.uk

Committee Members

Professor Claudia Monaco  , Professor of Cardiovascular Inflammation, Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, University of Oxford

Dr Murray Clarke , BHF Senior Research Fellow, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge

Professor Tomasz Guzik, Regius Chair of Physiology/Cardiovascular PathobiologyInstitute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow

Dr Helle Jørgensen, University Lecturer in Stem Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Cambridge


Dr Micheal Holmes, Associate Professor, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford

BAS Young Community Committee

Dr Mandy O J 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