Professor Rhian M Touyz President, International society of Hypertension Editor-in-Chief, Clinical Science BHF Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine Director – Institute of Cardiovascular & Medical Sciences E-mail: Rhian.Touyz@glasgow.ac.uk Tel No: 0141-330-7775 Fax No:0141-330-3360 Webpage: http://www.gla.ac.uk/researchinstitutes/icams/staff/rhiantouyz/ Dr Rhian Touyz, MBBCh, MSc(Med), PhD, FRCP, FRSE, is Professor and Director of the Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences (ICAMS), and BHF Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Glasgow. She is also the director of the BHF Excellence Award. She is a clinician-scientist with a focus on hypertension research. She was the Canada Research Chair in Hypertension and Professor of Medicine at the Kidney Research Centre, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI)/University of Ottawa until 2011 when she moved to ICAMS. Dr Touyz received her BSc(Hons) (1980), MBBCh (1984), MSc (1986) and PhD (1992) from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship (1992-1996) at the Clinical Research Institute of Montreal, Quebec. She has received numerous awards, including the 2005 Dahl Lecture Award of the American Heart Association and the 2012 Robert M. Berne Distinguished Lecturer of the American Physiological Society and the RD Wright Lecture Award of the High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia. Dr Touyz co-chaired the Recommendations Task Force of the Canadian Hypertension Education Program (CHEP), responsible for clinical hypertension guidelines, she is the President of the International Society of Hypertension and she is the past President of the Canadian Hypertension Society She is the immediate past Chair of the High Blood Pressure Research Council of the American Heart Association. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Science, the Deputy Editor of Hypertension, AHA and an Associate Editor of Pharmacological Reviews. She has trained many MSc and PhD students and has mentored over 30 post-doctoral fellows. Dr Touyz has published over 330 original papers and reviews. Her areas of study include clinical and experimental hypertension, signal transduction, oxidative stress, ion transport, cell biology, vascular biology, adipose tissue biology and diabetes. She has a particular interest in translational research.