Professor Dr. Michael John Mulvany CV



Professor Dr. Michael John Mulvany

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- Professor, Dept. Pharmacology, University of Aarhus.
2002 Visiting Professor, University of Bath
2003-2011 Director, Aarhus University Graduate School of Health Sciences

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).

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.
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. Aalkjaer)
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. (199096), Acta Physiol. Scand. (1992-).
1983- Editorial Boards: Circ. Res. 1983-89; Hypertension, 1988-93, 2005-2011; 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-.
1992-2002 Main Editor, J Vasc Res.
2003-2005 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- Chairman, Danish Society for Pharmacology and Toxicology
2002- Advisory Board European Council for Cardiovascular Research

Other assignments
1991- Annual contributor to Danish Pharmacopoeia (l?gemiddelkataloget)
1992- Committee for Bagermester August H. Jensen og Hustrus Legat
1995-2004 Member Steering Committee, Department of Pharmacology.
1996-2005 Faculty representative in Rector's library committee.
1996- 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.
1997-2004 Deputy chairman, Department of Pharmacology
1999- Chairman, Faculty Medical Library and Postgraduate Training Centre.
2002 Secretary General, XVIth World Congress of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, Copenhagen, 2010
2003- Member of Steering Committee Danish Academy of Cardiovascular Research
2005- Member of Steering Committee In vivo Pharmacology Research School

Research training and supervision
1977- Supervisor for 15 Ph.D. students, and 25 research students.
1985-2010 Lecturer PhD-courses in Health Sciences Research, Pharmacology, Medical English
1985- External examiner for PhD-theses in The Netherlands, Sweden, UK, India, Denmark (Copenhagen and Odense)
1993-99 Chairman, Faculty Internationalization Committee for Research Training.
1994-2002 Member of Faculty Postgraduate Research Training Committee.

Selection of publications (total ca. 290)
Mulvany MJ, Halpern W: Mechanical properties of vascular smooth muscle cells in situ. Nature 1976,260:617-619.
Aalkjaer C, Heagerty AM, Petersen KK, Swales JD, Mulvany MJ: Evidence for increased media thickness, increased neuronal amine uptake, and depressed excitationcontraction coupling in isolated resistance vessels from essential hypertensives. Circ Res 1987,61:181-186.
Mulvany MJ, Aalkj?r C: Structure and function of small arteries. Physiol Rev. 1990, 70: 921-961.
N?rrelund H, Christensen KL, Samani NJ, Kimper P, Mulvany MJ, Korsgaard N: Early narrowed afferent arterioles is a contributor to the development of hypertension. Hypertension 1994; 24, 301-308.
Thybo NK, Stephen N, Cooper A, Aalkj?r C, Heagerty AM, Mulvany MJ. Effect of antihypertensive treatment on small arteries of patients with previously untreated essential hypertension. Hypertension 1995; 25: 474-481.
Fenger-Gron J, Mulvany MJ, Christensen KL. Intestinal blood flow is controlled by both feed arteries and microcirculatory resistance vessels in freely moving rats. J Physiol. 1997; 498.1: 215-224.
Simonsen U, Wadsworth RM, Buus NH, Mulvany MJ. In vitro simultaneous measurements of relaxation and nitric oxide concentration in rat superior mesenteric artery. J Physiol 1999, 516.1, 271-282.
Matrougui K, Eskildsen-Helmond YEG, Fiebeler F, Henrion D, Levy BI, Tedgui A, Mulvany MJ. Angiotensin II stimulates Extracellular Signal-Regulated Kinases activity in intact pressurized rat mesenteric resistance arteries. Hypertension 2000; 36: 617-621.
Buus NH, B?tcher M, Hermansen F, Sander M, Nielsen TT, Mulvany MJ. Influence of nitric oxide synthase and adrenergic inhibition on adenosine-induced myocardial hyperemia. Circulation 2001: 104: 2305-2310.
Buus NH, B?ttcher M, J?rgensen CG, Christensen KL, Thygesen T, Nielsen TT, Mulvany MJ. Myocardial perfusion during long-term angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibition or beta-blockade in patients with essential hypertension. Hypertension 2004; 44: 465-470.
Bakker EN, Buus CL, Spaan JA, Perree J, Ganga A, Rolf TM, Sorop O, Bramsen LH, Mulvany MJ, Vanbavel E. Small Artery Remodeling Depends on Tissue-Type Transglutaminase. Circ Res 2005; 96: 119-126



He became ORPHEUS Executive Committee member February 9, 2007.    By decision of Zagreb City Office for General Administration January 26, 2012, the mandate of Michael John Mulvany, as legal representative of ORPHEUS, will finish in 2014. Decision was accepted by General Assembly, Bergen 2012.


At the  closing ceremony at Lausanne 2014 Conference  ORPHEUS President Professor Zdravko Lackovic especially thanked to Vice President Michael J. Mulvany  and giving him special  diploma. This was accompanied by applause of the audience.

Professor Lackovic presenting diploma to ORPHEUS Vice President Professor Mulvany