Paul Evans

Andrew Bond

After completing my PhD and a Post-doc in Cambridge, I secured external fellowships to study the biochemistry of a family of enzymes that suppress endothelial activation. I joined Imperial College in 2004 to head the Intracellular Signaling Laboratory within the British Heart Foundation Cardiovascular Sciences Unit, and was appointed to the Chair in Cardiovascular Science at the University of Sheffield in October 2011. My group studies the effects of mechanical forces exerted by flowing blood on vascular physiology and atherosclerosis. The work has been funded via grants from the British Heart Foundation and others and has led to publications in Circulation, Circ. Res. and other journals. My work was recognised by the British Transplantation Society (Medawar Prize, 2000), British Atherosclerosis Society (John French Lecture 2011) and the British Cardiovascular Society (Michael Davies Award 2011), and members of my group have also won prestigious prizes including the Promega UK Young Life Scientist Award in 2009 (Dr Kim Van der Heiden). I am Vice-Chair (Chair-Elect) for the Atherosclerosis Working Group of the ESC, a Council Member for the European Vascular Biology Organisation and a member of the BHF Project Grants Committee.

As a basic scientist working in the cardiovascular biology field I am well placed to promote the translation of modern molecular approaches to this field. The cross-disciplinary nature of my work has also led to interactions with engineers, physicists and mathematicians. If elected to the BSCR committee, I intend to promote dynamic and exciting scientific meetings that embrace modern molecular approaches and also bring in new disciplines to the cardiovascular field including engineering and mathematical approaches.