Dipak Ramji is a professor of Cardiovascular Science and deputy head of of Biomedicine Division at Cardiff University. He has done his BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry and PhD on Dictyostelium development at University of Leeds. This was followed by postdoctoral research at the European Molecular Biology Laboratories (Heidelberg) and Istituto di Ricerche di Biologia Molecolare P. Angeletti (Rome) on the molecular mechanisms underlying liver-specific gene expression during inflammation. I was recipient of fellowships from the Royal Society, EMBL, University of Rome and the EU. I moved to Cardiff University as a Lecturer in August 1992. I was promoted to a Senior Lecturer in 2003, to a Reader in 2006 and to a Personal Chair in 2017.