Michael J. Mulvany

Professor Emeritus

Curriculum Vitae

CURRICULUM VITAE, Michael John Mulvany                                         

Born: 31 January 1941, Buxton, England.  British by birth, Danish citizenship since April 1985.



1962           Honours degree in Mathematics and Engineering Science (1st class), Oxford University, Oxford, UK.

1978           Ph.D. in Biophysics, University of Aarhus.

1983           Doctor of Medical Sciences (DMSc.) in Biophysics, University of Aarhus.



1969‑88      Assistant/Associate Professor, Dept. Biophysics, University of Aarhus.

1974‑76       Research Associate, Dept. Physiology, University of Vermont, Vermont, USA.

1988-92      Associate Professor/Docent, Dept. Pharmacology, University of Aarhus.

1997- 2013  Professor, Dept. Pharmacology, University of Aarhus.

2003- 2012  Head, Aarhus Graduate School of Health Sciences

2013-            Professor emeritus


Sabbaticals etc.

1971           Visiting researcher, Department of Physiology, University College London, London, UK (2 months).

1974-76      Research Associate, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Vermont, Vermont, USA (17 months).

1987           Visiting researcher, Baker Medical Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia (2 months).

1989           Research stipendium, Aarhus University (12 months).

2002           Visiting Professor, University of Bath


Scientific work

Structure and function of small arteries and their role in the development of high blood presure (hypertension).  Recent work: (a) Investigation of abnormal structure of small arteries in hypertension; (b) Drug treatments which can normalize the abnormal structure; (c) cellular and molecular mechanisms which determine small artery structure.


PhD training

International development of PhD training through the ORPHEUS (Organisation for PhD education in biomedicine and health sciences in the European system) network.


1974-          Over 290 international publications (ca. 180 original articles and reviews; ca. 110 articles in books and supplements)

1977-          Invited plenary lecturer at about 170 international congresses, symposia and workshops.  Chairman of about 40 sessions.  Organizer of 15 international meetings.



1986           ICI-award, Danish Society of Hypertension.

1986           Fourth Sir George Pickering Memorial Lecture, British Society of Hypertension.

1986-          Honorary member of the British Hypertension Society.

1993           Folkow-award, European Society of Hypertension.

1995           Heymans Memorial Lecture, Belgian Physiological and Pharmacological Society.

1997           Folkow lecture, Symposium on Mechanisms of Vasodilatation.

1998           Novo Nordisk prize (together with Prof. Chr. Aalkjær)

2002           Malphigi Award, European Society of Microcirculation

2004           Anglo-Nordic lecture, British Pharmacological Society

2006           Danish Lecture, XVth World Congress of Pharmacology, Beijing


Editorial work

1984-          Associate Editor, Clin. Sci. (1984-89), Eur. J. Clin. Invest. (1990‑96), Acta Physiol. Scand. (1992-).

1983-          Editorial Boards: Circ. Res. 1983-89; Hypertension, 1988-93; J. Hypertens. 1990-93; Blood Vessels, 1986-92; Clin. Exp. Pharmacol. Physiol., 1990-; Blood Pressure, 1992-; J. Cardiovasc. Risk, 1993-; High Blood Pressure Cardiovasc. Prevention, 1993-.

1980-          Ad hoc and regular referee for above journals and Journal of Physiology, American Journal of Physiology, American Journal of Hypertension, Journal of Vascular Research, British Journal of Pharmacology, European Journal of Pharmacology, Circulation, Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, Basic and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Kidney International

1992-2002  Main Editor, J Vasc Res.

2003-2006  Editor, Cardiovascular Section, Acta Physiol Scand


Scientific society committees

1985-91      Member of Steering Committee for Danish Society of Hypertension.

1990‑95      Member of Steering Committee for Danish Biomembrane Research Centre.

1992-98      Member of Steering Committee for Aarhus Cardiovascular Research Centre.

1993-96      Member of Scientific Committee for European Society of Cardiology.

1994-          Advisory Board of the German Institute for High Blood Pressure Research.

1997-99      Secretary, European Council for Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Research.

1996-2004  Member of Steering Committee for Scandinavian Physiological Society.

1997-2003  Deputy Chairman, Danish Society of Hypertension

1998-2000  Member of Steering Committee for Danish Society for Pharmacology and Toxicology

2000-2007  Chairman, Danish Society for Pharmacology and Toxicology

2002-          Advisory Board European Council for Cardiovascular Research

2008- 2010  President elect, European Council for Cardiovascular Research

2010-2012   President, European Council for Cardiovascular Research

2008-2010   Member ORPHEUS (Organization for PhD education in biomedicine and health sciences

                   in the European system) Executive Committee.

2010-2014   Vice-president ORPHEUS

2014-           Chair, ORPHEUS Labelling Board 


Other assignments

1991-05      Annual contributor to Danish Pharmacopoeia (lægemiddelkataloget)

1992-          Committee for Bagermester August H. Jensen og Hustrus Legat

1995-04      Member Steering Committee, Department of Pharmacology.

1996-05      Faculty representative in Rector's library committee.

1996-2000  Faculty representative in Steering Committee for Centre for Clinical Pharmacology.

1997-99      Chairman of Faculty Buildings Committee for new Medical Library and Postgraduate Training Centre.

1997-04      Deputy chairman, Department of Pharmacology

1999-2010  Chairman, Faculty Medical Library and Postgraduate Training Centre.

2002-2010  Secretary General, XVIth World Congress of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, Copenhagen, 2010

2003-07      Member of Steering Committee Danish Academy of Cardiovascular Research

2005-07      Member of Steering Committee In vivo Pharmacology Research School


Research training and supervision

1977-          Supervisor for 15 Ph.D. students, and 25 research students.

1985-2012   Lecturer PhD-courses in Health Sciences Research, Pharmacology, Medical English

1985-          External examiner for PhD-theses in The Netherlands, Sweden, UK, India, Thailand, Denmark (Copenhagen and Odense)

1993-99      Chairman, Faculty Internationalization Committee for Research Training.

1994-2007  Member of Faculty Research and Research Training Committee.