BAS Young Scientist Community

Mission

The British Atherosclerosis Society (BAS) Young Scientist Community (YSC) is a group of cardiovascular research scientists in their early career who are actively engaged in the BAS. The mission of the BAS YSC is to bring early-stage researchers together by offering a vibrant and supportive network, to boost their future career in cardiovascular science through scientific communication, career development and communal activities.

Objectives

  • to facilitate scientific communication and collaboration amongst young researchers
  • to provide a platform to discuss the career challenges facing early-stage researchers
  • to connect young researchers with one another and with top leaders in the cardiovascular field
  • to increase the outreach of BAS to attract more young researchers to participate at annual BAS meetings
  • to disseminate significant scientific developments or discoveries in the cardiovascular field amongst BAS members

Activities

  • Specific session at the annual BAS meeting dedicated to YSC with career-oriented seminars
  • Biannual newsletter with highlights of BAS meetings and more
  • Stay connected, stay up-to-date and expand your network via our LinkedIn page

Introduction of the nucleus members:

Mandy Grootaert

Email: mandy.grootaert@kuleuven.be

Mandy Grootaert

Mandy Grootaert obtained her masters in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2011 at the University of Antwerp (Belgium). She then started her PhD at the lab of Physio Pharmacology where she investigated the role of cell death in atherosclerosis. After obtaining her PhD in 2016, she moved to the UK to start a postdoc at the lab of Prof. Martin Bennett at the University of Cambridge. Her work on vascular smooth muscle cell senescence has been rewarded with several prizes at the BAS and at the joint BAS/BSCR meeting. Mandy has recently joined the lab of Prof. Liz Jones at the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) where she will be studying microvascular regression in heart failure.

Inhye Park

Email: inhye.park@kennedy.ox.ac.uk

Inhye Park

Inhye Park completed a DPhil in Molecular and Cellular Medicine in the Kennedy Institute at the University of Oxford in 2019 after obtaining a MRes in Biomedicine from University College London. She is currently working as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Professor Claudia Monaco’s group and was awarded several prizes for best oral and poster presentation at British and international conferences. She has recently been awarded a Novo Nordisk Postdoctoral Research Fellowship to undertake a new project at Oxford. Her research interests lie in understanding biology of tissue macrophages and harnessing their protective functions for treating cardiovascular disease.