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Professor Edwin Chilvers

Professor of Respiratory Medicine, Deputy Head, Department of Medicine, School of Clinical Medicine, Honorary Consultant Physician, Addenbrooke’s and Papworth NHS Trust Hospitals

Professor Edwin Chilvers BMedSci, BMBS, MRCP, PhD, FRCPE, FRCP, MA, FHEA, FMedSci graduated from Nottingham University Medical School and after Junior medical posts in London started specialist training in Respiratory Medicine at Ealing and Hammersmith Hospitals. This was followed by an MRC Clinical Training Fellowship to work with Professor Steve Nahorski in the Department of Cell Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Leicester, studying inositol phospholipid metabolism in airways smooth muscle. He was then appointed Lecturer in Respiratory Medicine at Edinburgh University, working with Professor Chris Haslett, and thereafter was a Wellcome Senior Research Fellow in Clinical Science and Reader in Medicine at Edinburgh and Hon Consultant Physician at the Royal Infirmary Hospital. During this period he developed his current research interest in inflammatory cell biology and in particular the intracellular signals that regulate the activation and survival of white blood cells (neutrophils and eosinophils). This has translational relevance to a range of inflammatory lung diseases including COPD, asthma and acute lung injury. Professor Chilvers is a PI in the Department of Medicine, Deputy Head of Department, Senior Examiner (Medicine) in the Clinical School and Director of the Clinical Academic Training Office (CATO). He is a member of the Clinical Medicine sub-panel for UK REF2014, academic representative on the HEE-Medical Advisory Group and serves on the Council of the Academy of Medical Sciences. He was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2007.