Giovanni Mann, PhD

Giovanni E. Mann graduated with a BSc in Zoology from George Washington University, Washington D.C., USA in 1973 and obtained his MSc in Physiology (1974) and PhD in Physiology (1978) from University College London, UK. He is Professor of Vascular Physiology in the Cardiovascular Division, British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence, School of Medicine, King's College London, UK. He is a member of the SFRR-Europe Committee and was recently elected as Secretary General of SFRRI.

He has served as Chairman and Deputy Chairman of The Physiological Society Executive Committee, President of the European Pancreatic Club, President of the British Microcirculation Society and will be President of European Society for Microcirculation in 2013. He is an Associate Editor for Free Radical Biology & Medicine and on the Editorial Boards of Free Radical Research, The Journal of Physiology, Microcirculation (Reviews Editor), and an Editorial Advisor for the Biochemical Journal. He Chairs the Heart Research UK Translational Sciences Panel and is a member of the Royal Society International Networks Panel, Board of External Referees for the Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council and College of Experts for the Medical Research Council - Physiological Systems & Clinical Sciences. As Head of Graduate Research in the School of Biomedical Sciences at King's College London, he is actively involved in establishing research and postgraduate exchange links with universities overseas. He will be delivering the Physiological Society Inaugural International Prize Lecture in Beijing and Shanghai in May 2011.

His research interests focus on the regulation of redox signaling and Nrf2/ARE-mediated antioxidant gene expression in vascular endothelial and smooth muscle cells, and the influence of epigenetics on fetal programing of endothelial dysfunction in offspring born to mothers with pre-eclampsia and gestational diabetes.