Jon Gibbins is Professor of Cell Biology within the School of Biological Sciences at the University and is Director of the Institute for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research. He is a graduate of the University, obtaining a degree in Pathobiology with Chemistry in 1991 and a PhD in Molecular Endocrinology in 1995. Following a period of postdoctoral research at the Oxford University, he returned to Reading in 1998 as a lecturer. Jon has established an internationally leading research group that studies blood clotting, with a particular focus on the development of more effective clinical strategies for the prevention and treatment of heart attacks and strokes, and thrombosis associated with infection. Jon values greatly working in an active, engaging and successful school, in which all aspects of biology are represented, and he champions cross-disciplinary working to approach today’s most challenging and pressing questions in new ways. He believes strongly in widening participation and improving levels of equity, diversity and inclusion across our institution.