Professor Mark Arends

Mark Arends is currently the Head of the Division of Pathology at the University of Edinburgh, where he is Professor of Pathology and Co-director of the Centre for Comparative Pathology. Mark is an honorary consultant histopathologist at the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh and a Principal Investigator and Group Leader at the Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre at the Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, Edinburgh.

Mark studied Medicine and Pathology at the University of Edinburgh, qualifying in 1985. He trained in Pathology in Edinburgh and became a Senior Lecturer in 1995 at the Edinburgh University Department of Pathology, having gained a PhD in 1992. He moved to the University of Cambridge in 1999, where he was a University Reader in Histopathology and an honorary consultant at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge. There he was a specialist gastrointestinal and gynaecological pathologist, was lead pathologist in colorectal pathology, gynaecological pathology and bowel cancer screening pathology for Cambridge and East of England. In 2013 he moved back to the University of Edinburgh as Professor of Pathology.

Mark is on the editorial board of the Journal of Pathology, General Secretary for the Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland and is a member of the executive board of CM-Path.