Former Fellows

Professor Ian Adams

Categories: Cell Biology, DNA/RNA, Genetics /Epigenetics, Imaging, Molecular Biology, Reproductive/Foetal
Institution: University of Edinburgh

Fellow 2002-2007

Area of Current Research Interests
Entry of mouse primordial germ cells into meiosis.

Other Information
Elected a Member of the Institute, 2008.

Appointed a Member of the Institute’s Scientific Advisory Committee, 2014.

Professor Ian Adams

Fellow 2002-2007 Area of Current Research Interests Entry of mouse...

Professor Victoria J Allan

Institution: University of Manchester

Fellow 1994-2000

Area of Current Research Interests
Microtubule protein motors: their regulation, diversity and function; their role in membrane trafficking.

Other Information
Granted a one-year extension to 30.9.00.
Appointed Lecturer 1.10.00.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 2001.
Promoted to Senior Lecturer from 1.10.02.
Promoted to Professor of Cell Biology, August 2007.

Professor Victoria J Allan

Fellow 1994-2000 Area of Current Research Interests Microtubule protein motors:...

Professor Jeffrey W Almond

Institution: Aventis Pasteur

Fellow 1984-1985

Area of Current Research Interests
Has worked in the vaccines industry since 1998. General interest in the pathogenesis and immunobiology of infectious diseases and in human vaccine research and development. Broader interest and expertise in the Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals industry.

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Presenter of the 6th Sir Henry Dale Lecture, 1984.
Winner of the SGM Fleming Award 1985.
Resigned fellowship on appointment as Professor of Microbiology, University of Reading, 1985.
Winner, Univ Section, Toshiba Year of Invention, 1988.
Visiting Research Fellow, CIBA-GEIGY, 1989-1990.
Head, School of Animal & Microbial Sciences, 1990-1994.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 1993.
Member of SEAC (Spongiform Encephalopathy Advisory Committee) 1995-2000.
Appointed Vice President of R&D (France) Pasteur Mérieux Connaught, 1999.
Appointed Vice President Discovery & External R & D, Aventis Pasteur, 2001.
Senior Vice President for Research & External R & D, Aventis Pasteur, 2003.
Elected Fellow of Academy of Medical Sciences, 2007.
Appointed to MRC Council 2008-12.
Retired from Sanofi Pasteur, October 2013.
Retired from MRC Council, 2014 (after 6 years in post)
Visiting Professor of Microbiology at University of Reading 1998-present.
Visiting Professor at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford, 2013-present.

Professor Jeffrey W Almond

Fellow 1984-1985 Area of Current Research Interests Has worked in...

Dr Cynthia Andoniadou

Categories: Cancer, Cell Biology, Data Modelling and Big Data, Developmental Biology, Endocrinology, Molecular Biology
Institution: King’s College London

Fellow 2016- 2021

Area of Current Research Interests
Regulation of stem cell potential in the mammalian pituitary gland

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Elected to membership of the Institute, 2021

Dr Cynthia Andoniadou

Fellow 2016- 2021 Area of Current Research Interests Regulation of...

Professor Judith P Armitage

Institution: University of Oxford

Fellow 1982-1985

Area of Current Research Interests
Understanding the biochemistry of bacterial motility and the flagella motor:  responses to and control by temporal changes in environmental stimuli.

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Resigned fellowship on appointment as tutor and lecturer in the Biochemistry Department, University of Oxford, with a Lectureship at St Hilda’s College, Oxford, 1.10.85.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 1996.
Appointed Professor in the Microbiology Unit, Department of Biochemistry, Oxford, l.8.96.
Elected Fellow of Merton College, 1997.
Elected Fellow of UCL, 1998.
Appointed rep of the University of Oxford 2001.
Elected member EMBO, 2010.
Fellow of American Academy of Microbiology, 2011.
Elected Fellow of Society of Biology, 2011.
Elected Fellow of the Royal Society, 2013.
Appointed a member of the Governing Body for a period of 6 years, 2015.
Elected President of the Microbiology Society for 3 years from January 2019.

Professor Judith P Armitage

Fellow 1982-1985 Area of Current Research Interests Understanding the biochemistry...

Professor Hilary L Ashe

Categories: Biochemistry, Cancer, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, DNA/RNA, Genetics /Epigenetics, Molecular Biology
Institution: University of Manchester

Fellow 2002-2007

Area of Current Research Interests
Gene expression and cell signalling dynamics in Drosophila.

Other Information
EMBO Young Investigator Award, 2003.
Elected a member of the Institute, 2008.
Promoted to Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, 2013.
Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, 2014.

Professor Hilary L Ashe

Fellow 2002-2007 Area of Current Research Interests Gene expression and...

Dr M. Madan Babu

Institution: St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN, USA

Fellow 2014-2019

Area of Current Research Interests
Dynamics of tRNA abundance and the regulation of protein expression levels

Other Information
Elected as a member of EMBO.
Awarded Francis Crick Medal from the Royal Society.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 2018.
Endowed Chair in Biomedical Data Science.
Director, Center for Data Driven Discovery
Member, Department of Structural Biology.
Elected member of the Institute, 2019.
Awarded EMBO Gold medal, 2019.

Dr M. Madan Babu

Fellow 2014-2019 Area of Current Research Interests Dynamics of tRNA...

Dr Nina Balthasar

Fellow 2007-2012

Area of Current Research Interests
Identifying the novel CREB coactivator TORC2’s role in the hypothalamic pathways controlling energy homeostasis

Other Information
Elected a member of the Institute, 2013.
Retired from science, 2017.

Dr Nina Balthasar

Fellow 2007-2012 Area of Current Research Interests Identifying the novel...

Dr Rosa S P Beddington

Institution: University of Oxford

Fellow 1983-1988

Area of Current Research Interests
Analysis of the lineage and differentiation of normal and neoplastic cells during early mammalian development.

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Appointed Lecturer 1986.
Appointed Research Scientist at ICRF 1.10.88.
Appointed Senior Research Fellow/Group Leader, AFRC Centre for Animal Genome Research, Edinburgh, 1990. Appointed Head of Division, Laboratory of Mammalian Development, National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill, from 1.5.93.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute International Scholar, 1993-1998.
Miller Institute Visiting Professor, California, 1996.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 1996.
Elected Fellow of the Royal Society, May 1999.
Died 18 May, 2001.

Dr Rosa S P Beddington

Fellow 1983-1988 Area of Current Research Interests Analysis of the...

Dr Anthony R Berendt

Institution: John Radcliffe Hospital

Fellow 1990-1997

Area of Current Research Interests
Molecular mechanisms underlying the long term persistence of bacterial infections in bones and joints.

Other Information
Elected to a three-year non-stipendiary medical research fellowship at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, June 1992.
Appointed Hon Senior Registrar with Oxford RHA for one year from 1.10.92 and granted unpaid leave of absence during this period.
Granted further year’s unpaid leave of absence to 31.12.94.
Promoted to Hon Consultant status from 1.1.95.
Resigned fellowship to take up appointment as Consultant Physician in Charge of the Bone Infection Unit at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford, from 1.9.97.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 1998.
Medical Director, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, 2003.

Dr Anthony R Berendt

Fellow 1990-1997 Area of Current Research Interests Molecular mechanisms underlying...

Professor Gurdyal S Besra

Institution: University of Birmingham

Fellow 1999-2005

Area of Current Research Interests
Mycobacterial cell wall biosynthesis: structure, function and biological implications in tuberculosis.

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Lister Institute-Jenner Fellow.
Awarded the 1999 W.H. Pierce Prize from the Society of Applied Microbiology.
Promoted to Professor of Microbial Physiology, 2000
Granted unpaid leave from 1.2.02 to 1.8.02 to re-establish research (fellowship now finishes 31.3.05).
Elected a Member of the Institute, 2006.
The Biochemical Society: Biochemical Society Award, 2008

Professor Gurdyal S Besra

Fellow 1999-2005 Area of Current Research Interests Mycobacterial cell wall...

Professor Wendy A Bickmore

Institution: University of Edinburgh

Fellow 1991-1996

Area of Current Research Interests
Chromatin and nuclear organisation of the mammalian genome, gene packaging and organisation within the chromosomes.

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Appointed Senior Scientist in the MRC Human Genetics Unit, 1.10.96.
1997 Genetical Society Balfour Lecturer.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 1997.
Awarded the James S. McDonnell Foundation Centennial Fellowship in Human Genetics, 1999.
Elected a member of EMBO, 2001.
Nominated as Charles Darwin Award Lecturer 2001, at the BAAS.
Appointed Hon Lecturer, University of Edinburgh.
Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 2005.
Elected a Member of the Institute’s Scientific Advisory Committee, 2008.
Appointed Head of Section: Chromosome and Gene Expression, MRC Human Genetics Unit, 2009.
Elected Fellow of the Academy of Medical Science, 2005.
Elected a Member of the Institute’s Scientific Advisory Committee, 2008-2013.
Head of Chromosome & Gene Expression, MRC Human Genetics Unit, 2009.
Appointed to Institute’s Governing Body, 2013, re-elected 2018.
President of the Genetics Society, 2015.
Director MRC Human Genetics Unit, Edinburgh, 2015.
Elected to the Royal Society, 2017
Awarded CBE, 2021

Professor Wendy A Bickmore

Fellow 1991-1996 Area of Current Research Interests Chromatin and nuclear...

Professor Oliver Bilker

Categories: Cell Biology, Infection, Microbiology, Molecular Biology
Institution: Umeå University

Fellow 2005-2009

Area of Current Research Interests
Functional genomics of malaria parasite development and mosquito transmission.

Other Information
Moved to Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, 2007.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 2010.
Moved to Umeå University, Sweden, 2018.
Appointed Professor Umeå University, Sweden, 2018.
Director Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden 2018.
ERC Advanced Grant, 2018.

Professor Oliver Bilker

Fellow 2005-2009 Area of Current Research Interests Functional genomics of...

Professor Julian Blow

Institution: University of Dundee

Fellow 1991-1996

Area of Current Research Interests
Interests are chromosome replication and the cell cycle.

Other Information
Lister Institute-Jenner Fellow.
Appointed Senior Scientist at ICRF from 1.7.96.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 1997.
Director, CRC Chromosome Replication Research Group, University of Dundee, from November 1997.
Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biochemistry, University of Dundee, from 1.11.97.
Elected member of EMBO, 1999.
Appointed Reader 1.10.00.
Awarded a personal chair in Chromosome Maintenance, November 2001.
Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, March 2002.
Elected Fellow of Academy of Medical Sciences, 2012.
Appointed Dean of Research for College of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, August 2014.
Appointed Dean of School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, April 2016.
Appointed member of the Institute’s Scientific Advisory Committee, 2019.

Professor Julian Blow

Fellow 1991-1996 Area of Current Research Interests Interests are chromosome...

Professor Sir Leszek K Borysiewicz

Categories: Cancer, Immunology
Institution: Cancer Research UK

Fellow 1983-1987

Area of Current Research Interests
Active in research management, education and administration. General interest in infectious diseases and viral infection processes.

Other Information
Temporary Clinical Senior Registrar 1.4.86 – 31.12.86.
Hon Senior Lecturer/Consultant from 1.4.87.
Appointed Wellcome Senior Lecturer, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, having resigned Lister Fellowship, 1.1.88.
Appointed Lecturer in Medicine, University of Cambridge, 1988.
Appointed Professor of Medicine, University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff, 1.1.91.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 1993.
Appointed to the Council of the MRC, 1995.
Elected member of the Institute’s SAC, 1996.
Appointed Chairman of the Molecular & Cell Medicines Board, 1996.
Elected as Foreign Member of the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the Polish Academy of Arts & Science, 1998.
Chairman of the Hospital-based Clinical Subjects Unit of Assessment Panel for the 2001 RAE.
Founder Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, 1998.
Knighthood, New Year’s Honours List, 2001
Appointed Principal, Imperial College School of Medicine from 1.2.01.
Appointed Chairman of the Joint Medical Advisory Committee to the Higher Education Funding Council 2002.
Appointed Deputy Rector, Imperial College London, 1.10.04.
Appointed Chief Executive, MRC, 2008.
Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, 2008.
Appointed Vice Chancellor, University of Cambridge, 2010.
Appointed Chairman, Cancer Research UK, 2017.
Appointed Board Trustee, Nanyang Technological University Singapore, 2017
Appointed Governor, Director & Charity Trustee, Courtauld Institute of Art, 2019
Appointed Council Member, Imperial College London, August 2021

Professor Sir Leszek K Borysiewicz

Fellow 1983-1987 Area of Current Research Interests Active in research...

Professor Emmanuel Boucrot

Institution: University College London

Fellow 2014-2019

Area of Current Research Interests
Mechanisms of cargo selection and vesicle formation in a novel pathway of endocytosis

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Reader, Birkbeck, September 2016.
Associate Professor, UCL, September 2016.
Elected member of the Institute, 2019.
Retired from Science 2021.

Professor Emmanuel Boucrot

Fellow 2014-2019 Area of Current Research Interests Mechanisms of cargo...

Professor Graham J Boulnois

Institution: SV Life Sciences Advisers

Fellow 1986-1991

Area of Current Research Interests
Now in industry. Interested in business opportunity development in the bioscience sector. Technical interest in the molecular basis of infection and bacterial virulence.

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Lister Institute-Jenner Fellow.
Reader in the Department of Microbiology from 1.10.87.
Professor (Personal Chair) in the Department of Microbiology from 1.10.89.
Selected 1989 Fleming Lecturer of the Society for General Microbiology.
Elected member of the Council for the Society of General Microbiology from 4.9.90 for 4 years.
Member of the MRC & WHO Committees on Polysaccharide Vaccines.
Member of the Cabinet Office Committee on the Human Genome.

Professor Graham J Boulnois

Fellow 1986-1991 Area of Current Research Interests Now in industry....

Dr Catherine A Boulter

Institution: Cardiff University

Fellow 1993-2000

Area of Current Research Interests
Molecular genetics of mammalian development with a particular focus on kidney development and genetic disorders characterized by abnormal growth and differentiation.

Other Information
Maternity leave 1994 and fellowship extended to 1998.
Maternity leave 1997 and fellowship extended to 2000
National Kidney Research Fund Fellowship from 1.9.00.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 2001.
Moved to Cardiff University, 2008.
Appointed Senior Lecturer, 2010.
Retired from Cardiff University, 2017.

Dr Catherine A Boulter

Fellow 1993-2000 Area of Current Research Interests Molecular genetics of...

Dr Joan M Boyes

Categories: Biochemistry, Cancer, DNA/RNA, Genetics /Epigenetics, Molecular Biology
Institution: University of Leeds

Fellow 1999-2003

Area of Current Research Interests
The regulation of gene activity: specifically, how the level of gene transcription is regulated after activation and how chromatin packaging is disrupted to allow accessibility to genetic information.

Other Information
Elected a Member of the Institute, 2004.
Moved to the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Leeds, 1.10.04 as a University Research Fellow.

Dr Joan M Boyes

Fellow 1999-2003 Area of Current Research Interests The regulation of...

Professor Nia Bryant

Categories: Cell Biology, Metabolism (inc diabetes and obesity), Molecular Biology
Institution: University of York

Fellow 2004-2015

Area of Current Research Interests
Using yeast as a model system to understand the insulin-dependent trafficking of GLUT4 in adipocytes

Other Information
Prize Fellowship extended until 31.12.13.
Promoted to Reader, August 2010.
Fellowship extended to 31.08.15.
Moved to University of York, 2014.

Professor Nia Bryant

Fellow 2004-2015 Area of Current Research Interests Using yeast as...

Dr Simon Bullock

Categories: Biochemistry, Cell Biology, DNA/RNA, Genetics /Epigenetics, Imaging, Molecular Biology, Neurobiology
Institution: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology Cambridge

Fellow 2008-2013

Area of Current Research Interests
Molecular cell biology of cytoskeletal transport.

Other Information
Elected a member of the Institute 2014.
Elected a member of EMBO, 2015.

Dr Simon Bullock

Fellow 2008-2013 Area of Current Research Interests Molecular cell biology...

Professor Ann Burchell

Institution: University of Dundee

Fellow 1989-1994

Area of Current Research Interests
The biogenesis, regulation and genetic deficiencies of the microsomal glucose-6-phosphatase proteins. Glucose metabolism during embryo development, particularly studying the molecular basis of failure to maintain glucose homeostasis.

Other Information
Senior Lecturer retrospectively from 1.10.89.
Reader in the Department of Medicine from 1.10.92.
Elected a Member of the Institute, July 1995.
Promoted to Professor of Molecular Medicine, 1.2.00.

Professor Ann Burchell

Fellow 1989-1994 Area of Current Research Interests The biogenesis, regulation...

Professor Juan Burrone

Categories: Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Neurobiology, Physiology
Institution: King’s College London

Fellow 2009-2014

Area of Current Research Interests
Studying the emergence of neuronal circuits during brain development

Other Information
Elected a member of the Institute, 2015.

Professor Juan Burrone

Fellow 2009-2014 Area of Current Research Interests Studying the emergence...

Professor Dennis R Burton

Categories: Biochemistry, Immunology, Microbiology, Vaccines
Institution: Department of Immunology The Scripps Research Institute CA, USA

Fellow 1985-1991

Area of Current Research Interests
Generation of human antibodies in response to infectious agents, particularly HIV and the impact of this on vaccine design.

Other Information
Lister Institute-Jenner Fellow.
Promoted to Senior Lecturer from 1.10.87.
One year’s sabbatical at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, July 1989 to August 1990.
Fellowship extended by 2 yrs to Sept 1992 & sabbatical leave at the Scripps Inst extended by 1 yr to Aug 1991.
Appointed Professor (Personal Chair) in the Department of Biochemistry from 1.10.90.
Resigned fellowship on appointment to the staff of the Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, on 1.10.91.
1995-2005 NIH Merit Award.
Elected a Member of the Institute 2003.

Professor Dennis R Burton

Fellow 1985-1991 Area of Current Research Interests Generation of human...

Professor Mark J Buttner

Categories: Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, DNA/RNA, Genetics /Epigenetics, Genomics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Structural Biology
Institution: John Innes Centre Norwich

Fellow 1994-1998

Area of Current Research Interests
The cellular and developmental biology of the filamentous, antibiotic-producing bacteria Streptomyces. Fundamental aspects of bacterial transcription. The regulatory networks and cyclic nucleotide signalling events that control sporulation in Streptomyces.

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Appointed Group Leader, John Innes Centre, 1990.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 1999.
Appointed Professor, 2005.
Elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, 2009.
Appointed Head, Department of Molecular Microbiology, John Innes Centre, 2012.
Appointed to the Scientific Advisory Board of the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, Germany, 2017.
Appointed to the Scientific Advisory Board of the Department of Microbiology of the Pasteur Institute, Paris, France, 2019.
Appointed Co-Editor-in-Chief Current Opinion in Microbiology, 2022

Professor Mark J Buttner

Fellow 1994-1998 Area of Current Research Interests The cellular and...

Dr Andrew J Carmichael

Fellow 1997-2003

Area of Current Research Interests
Immunological control of human persistent virus infections, particularly HCMV and HIV.

Other Information
Granted six months unpaid leave of absence for specialist training at Emory University, USA, from 1.4.01. Fellowship extended to 31.3.03.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 2005.

Dr Andrew J Carmichael

Fellow 1997-2003 Area of Current Research Interests Immunological control of...

Professor Anthony Russell Clarke

Institution: University of Bristol

Fellow 1993-1998

Previous area of Research Interests
Prediction & determination of protein folding. Role of chaperones. Prion protein structure and stability.

Other Information
Reader in the Department of Biochemistry from 1.8.95.
Awarded a personal chair, 1.8.99.
Seconded (part-time) by the MRC to head the Protein Group, MRC Prion Unit, 1.11.98 (5 years initially)
Elected a Member of the Institute, 2001.
Died 10 July 2016.

Professor Anthony Russell Clarke

Fellow 1993-1998 Previous area of Research Interests Prediction & determination...

Dr G Marius Clore

Categories: Biophysics, Structural Biology

Fellow 1982-1984

Area of Current Research Interests
Solution studies on the structure and dynamics of proteins, protein-protein complexes and protein nucleic acid complexes using a range of NMR spectroscopy methods.

Other Information
Resigned fellowship on appointment as Joint Head of the Biological NMR Group, Max-Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Munich, 1.10.84.
Appointed Senior Investigator, Laboratory of Chemical Physics, National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Disease, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland, 1988.
Scientific Achievement Award (Biological Sciences) Washington Academy of Sciences, 1989.
Distinguished Young Scientist Award of the Maryland Academy of Sciences, 1990.
Elected Fellow Royal Society of Chemistry (UK), 1990.
Elected Fellow Washington Academy of Sciences, 1991.
Appointed Chief, Protein NMR Section, Laboratory of Chemical Physics, 1991.
Director’s Award, National Institutes of Health, 1992.
National Institutes of Health Lecture, 1993.
Dupont-Merck Young Investigator Award of the Protein Society, 1993.
Appointed to Senior Biomedical Research Service, 1996.
The Harrington Lecture, NIMR, 1996-1997.
Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 1999.
Original member, Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) Highly Cited Researchers Database (2001).
Elected a Member of the Institute 2003.
Elected Fellow of the Biophysical Society (USA), 2009.
Hillebrand Award of the Washington Chapter of the American Chemical Society, 2010
Fellow American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2010.
Appointed NIH Distinguished Investigator, 2011.
Elected a Fellow of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance for “Seminal contributions in the field of biological NMR”, 2011.
Royal Society of Chemistry Centenary Prize, 2011.
Biochemical Society 2013 Centenary Award and Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins Memorial Lecture, 2012.
Elected Member of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), 2014.
Elected Foreign Member of Academia Europaea, 2015
Biophysical Society Innovation Award, 2020.
Elected Fellow of the Royal Society, 2020.
Biophysical Society Innovation Award, 2020.
Khorana Prize of the Royal Society of Chemistry, 2021.
Awarded honorary doctorate (DSc) from University College London, 2021.
Biopolymers Murray Goodman Memorial Prize, 2021.

Dr G Marius Clore

Fellow 1982-1984 Area of Current Research Interests Solution studies on...

Professor Shamshad Cockcroft

Institution: University College London

Fellow 1986-1991

Area of Current Research Interests
Role of lipids in cell signalling, physiology and exocytosis. Disease implications when lipid regulation breaks down.

Other Information
Promoted to Reader in Physiology & Biochemistry, 1992.
Appointed Professor of Cell Physiology from 1.10.94.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 1996.

Professor Shamshad Cockcroft

Fellow 1986-1991 Area of Current Research Interests Role of lipids...

Professor Bernard A Connolly

Categories: Biochemistry, Biophysics, DNA/RNA, Molecular Biology, Molecular Biophysics, Structural Biology
Institution: Newcastle University

Fellow 1989-1994

Area of Current Research Interests
Protein DNA interactions, DNA polymerases, DNA repair, restriction and modification.

Other Information
Promoted to Senior Lecturer from 1.1.91.
Appointed Lister Institute Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne from 1.1.92, the Chair to continue in the Institute’s name until 30.9.94.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 1996.
MRC Senior Research Leave Fellow, 1.10.97-31.3.00.

Professor Bernard A Connolly

Fellow 1989-1994 Area of Current Research Interests Protein DNA interactions,...

Dr Vincenzo Costanzo

Institution: IFOM Milan

Fellow 2007-2012

Area of Current Research Interests
The role of ATM and ATR in preventing genomic instability.

Other Information
Nominated EMBO Young Investigator member
Awarded European Research Council (ERC) start up
Moved to IFOM, Milan 2013.
Elected a member of the Institute, 2014.

Dr Vincenzo Costanzo

Fellow 2007-2012 Area of Current Research Interests The role of...

Professor Dawn A Coverley

Categories: Cancer, Cell Biology, Diagnostics, Genetics /Epigenetics
Institution: University of York

Fellow 2002-2007

Area of Current Research Interests
Maintenance of epigenetic state, with focus on Spatial organisation of DNA replication, with focus on expression and function of CIZ1 protein variants. Biomarker development based on CIZ1 variant expression in lung cancers.

Other Information
Transferred location of laboratory from Wellcome/CRC Institute, Cambridge, 01.02.02.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 2008.
Royal Society Leverhulme Senior Research Fellow 2019-2020
Founded Cizzle Biotech in 2006, listed 2021 to progress a blood test for the early detection of lung cancer.

Professor Dawn A Coverley

Fellow 2002-2007 Area of Current Research Interests Maintenance of epigenetic...

Professor Victoria Cowling

Institution: Beatson Institute

Fellow 2011-2021

Area of Current Research Interests:

Regulation and function of the 7-methylguanosine cap

Other Information

Elected to EMBO Young Investigator programme, 2013.

MRC Senior Non-clinical Fellow, 2013.

Received EMBO Young Investigator Award, 2014.

BSCB Women in Cell Biology Early Career Award, 2014.

Extended Fellowship to 31.03.18.

Awarded professorship, October 2016.

Elected to membership of the Institute 2016.

Extended Fellowship to December 2021.

Professor Victoria Cowling

Fellow 2011-2021 Area of Current Research Interests: Regulation and function...

Professor Peter J Cullen

Categories: Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Neurobiology, Structural Biology
Institution: University of Bristol

Fellow 1999-2003

Area of Current Research Interests
We study the molecular mechanisms of protein sorting in mammalian cells and the fundamental role it plays in cell, tissue and organism-level function. Specifically, our mechanistic dissection of protein sorting within the endosomal network has provided the framework to understand and interpret the de-regulation of endosomal protein sorting observed in a broad array of human diseases. These include cardiovascular disease and neurological disorders, most notably Alzheimer disease and Parkinson disease, as well as metabolic disorders such a type 2 diabetes.

Other Information
Promoted to Professor, 2002.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 2005.
Royal Society Merit Award Holder, 2008.
Biochemical Society Morton Lecture, 2010.
Keith Stanley Lecture, 2011.
Elected Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, 2020.
Royal Society Noreen Murray Research Professorship, 2021.
Elected Member of EMBO, 2021.

Professor Peter J Cullen

Fellow 1999-2003 Area of Current Research Interests We study the...

Dr Vincent T Cunliffe

Categories: Developmental Biology, Genetics /Epigenetics
Institution: University of Sheffield

Fellow 1997-2002

Area of Current Research Interests
Control of chromatin activity during vertebrate development. Particular focus is on the role of histone modifying enzymes in transcriptional programming of cell fate decisions in the central nervous system.Control of chromatin activity during vertebrate development. Particular focus is on the role of histone modifying enzymes in transcriptional programming of cell fate decisions in the central nervous system.

Other Information
Appointed Lecturer in Developmental Genetics, 1.10.02.
Elected a Member of the Institute 2003.
Promoted to Senior Lecturer, 2007.

Dr Vincent T Cunliffe

Fellow 1997-2002 Area of Current Research Interests Control of chromatin...

Professor John Davey

Institution: University of Warwick

Fellow 1994-1999

Area of Current Research Interests
Cell to cell communication and the control of cell growth, differentiation and metabolism in yeast.

Other Information
Senior Lecturer from 1.10.94.
Appointed Reader, University of Warwick from 1.1.96.
Awarded a personal chair from 1.10.00.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 2000.
Appointed Associate Dean (Biomedical Research), 2008-2010.

Professor John Davey

Fellow 1994-1999 Area of Current Research Interests Cell to cell...

Professor Daniel M Davis

Institution: Imperial College London

Fellow 2005-2010

Area of Current Research Interests
Nanotubes and synapses in immune cell communication.

Other Information
Promoted to Professor of Molecular Immunology, 2008.
Awarded Wolfson Royal Society Research Merit, 2008.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 2011.
Moved from Manchester University to become the Head of Life Sciences at Imperial College London, 2022

Professor Daniel M Davis

Fellow 2005-2010 Area of Current Research Interests Nanotubes and synapses...

Professor Ilan Davis

Institution: University of Edinburgh

Fellow 2000-2002

Area of Current Research Interests
Post-transcriptional regulation during neural stem cell development and synaptic plasticity in Drosophila: its function in health and disease.

Other Information
Resigned fellowship on the award of a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship 1.7.02.
Elected a Member of the Institute 2003.
Promoted to Chair of Cell Biology, University of Edinburgh, 2003.
Moved to Oxford, 2007.
Elected as EMBO member in 2010.

Professor Ilan Davis

Fellow 2000-2002 Area of Current Research Interests Post-transcriptional regulation during...

Professor Ian N M Day

Institution: University of Bristol

Fellow 1996-2000

Area of Current Research Interests
Molecular genetic epidemiology and mutation detection. Linking variations in specific genome regions to cardiovascular and metabolic risk traits and early growth.
Methodology for handling and analyzing large population DNA banks.

Other Information
Appointed to a Personal Chair in Human Genetics at the University of Southampton, 1.10.97.
Appointed Head of Division, October 1999.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 2002.

Professor Ian N M Day

Fellow 1996-2000 Area of Current Research Interests Molecular genetic epidemiology...

Professor Jeremy P Derrick

Categories: Biochemistry, Immunology, Pathogens, Structural Biology, Vaccines
Institution: University of Manchester

Fellow 1996-2001

Area of Current Research Interests
Structure and function of bacterial cell surface proteins. Engineering of virus-like particles for use as scaffolds for antigen assemblies in vaccine design. Immunological responses to vaccines and biotherapeutic drugs.

Other Information
Promoted to Senior Lecturer from 1.8.2000.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 2002.
Promoted to Reader, 2004.

Professor Jeremy P Derrick

Fellow 1996-2001 Area of Current Research Interests Structure and function...

Professor Caroline Dive

Institution: Christie Hospital, Manchester

Fellow 1995-2001

Area of Current Research Interests
Molecular regulation of apoptosis: its relationship to disease, particularly cancer. Drug induced apoptosis and its suppression. Validation and imple-mentation of pharmaco-kinetic and dynamic assays.

Other Information
Granted maternity leave from 17.2.97 to 18.5.97. Fellowship extended to 28.2.01.
1998 Charles Darwin lecturer for the British Association for the Advancement of Science.
Promoted to Reader, 1.10.98.
Awarded personal chair in Molecular Pharmacology from 1.1.02 (to be held jointly with the Schools of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences and of Biological Sciences).
Elected a Member of the Institute 2002.
Appointed head of division of Physiology, Pharmacology & Toxicology, April 2003.
Moved to Paterson Institute of Cancer Research as Senior Group Leader, Cell & Molecular Pharmacology, 1.9.03.
Remains Professor of Pharmacy & Pharmacology, University of Manchester
Elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, 2016.

Professor Caroline Dive

Fellow 1995-2001 Area of Current Research Interests Molecular regulation of...

Professor Jessica Downs

Categories: Biochemistry, Cancer, Cell Biology, DNA/RNA, Genetics /Epigenetics, Genomics, Molecular Biology
Institution: University of Sussex

Fellow 2002-2007

Area of Current Research Interests
Interfaces between DNA double strand break repair and chromatin.

Other Information
Lister Institute-Jenner Fellow.
Transferred location from Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge to Reader at University of Sussex, 2007.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 2008
Professor, 2015.
Transferred to Institute of Cancer Research, 2016.

Professor Jessica Downs

Fellow 2002-2007 Area of Current Research Interests Interfaces between DNA...

Professor Christopher G Dowson

Institution: University of Warwick

Fellow 1991-1996

Area of Current Research Interests
Bacterial population genetics and the evolution of antibiotic resistance and virulence.

Other Information
Promoted to Grade III of the Research and Analogous Faculty Salary Scale, 1.9.93.
Reader in Microbiology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Warwick from 1.3.96.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 1997.
Awarded a personal chair from 1.10.00.

Professor Christopher G Dowson

Fellow 1991-1996 Area of Current Research Interests Bacterial population genetics...

Professor Simon Draper

Categories: Immunology, Infection, Pathogens, Pharmacology/ Therapeutics, Vaccines
Institution: University of Oxford

Fellow 2013 – 2019

Area of Current Research Interests
Vaccine-induced immunity, with particular focus on antibody immunology and human malaria infection.

Other Information
Supernumerary Fellow of Merton College, October 2009
Jenner Investigator, December 2010.
Associate Professor, University of Oxford, July 2014
Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow, August 2015.
Appointed Professor of Vaccinology and Translational Medicine, August 2018.
Extended Fellowship to September 2019.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 2018.

Professor Simon Draper

Fellow 2013 – 2019 Area of Current Research Interests Vaccine-induced...

Professor Michael Eddleston

Categories: Pharmacology/ Therapeutics, Public Health
Institution: University of Edinburgh

Fellow 2011-2016

Area of Current Research Interests
Prevention of deaths from pesticide self-poisoning
Clinical pharmacology of antidotes

Other Information
Awarded a personal chair October 2013.
Elected to membership of the Institute, 2016
Awarded Cullen Gold Medal for the ‘Greatest Benefit to the Practice of Medicine’ Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh , 2017.
Director, Centre for Pesticide Suicide Prevention.
Consultant Clinical Toxicologist, National Poisons Information Service – Edinburgh & Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, NHS Lothian.
Honorary Consul for Sri Lanka in Scotland.
University of Edinburgh’s Chancellor’s Award, 2020

Professor Michael Eddleston

Fellow 2011-2016 Area of Current Research Interests Prevention of deaths...

Professor Paul Eggleston

Institution: University of Keele

Fellow 1987-1995

Area of Current Research Interests
Molecular approaches to the control of insect-born diseases with a particular interest in insect molecular biology, insect parasite interactions, transgenic tech-nology, gene structure and expression.

Other Information
1990 Genetical Society Balfour Lecturer.
Fellowship extended by 3 years to 30.9.95.
Promoted to Senior Lecturer from 1.10.93.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 1996.
Appointed Professor of Molecular Entomology, Keele University, 1999
Appointed as Faculty Research Director for Natural Sciences, 2014
Awarded Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Entomological Society, 2015
Honorary Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society (Hon. FRES),2017.

Professor Paul Eggleston

Fellow 1987-1995 Area of Current Research Interests Molecular approaches to...

Professor Thomas J Evans

Categories: General Medicine, Genomics, Immunology, Infection, Microbiology, Pathogens, Vaccines
Institution: University of Glasgow

Fellow 1996-2000

Area of Current Research Interests
The pathogenesis of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection, in particular the type III secretion system and associated toxins. Second interest is the pathgenesis of septic shock and the role of nitric oxide and of ENA/VASP proteins and their phosphorylation by nitric oxide.

Other Information
Lister Institute-Jenner Fellow.
Fellowship deferred until 1.1.96 in order to complete clinical training.
Promoted to Senior Lecturer and Hon Consultant, April 1996.
Appointed Reader in Infectious Diseases 1.10.99.
Elected a Member of the Institute 2002.
Appointed Professor Molecular Microbiology, University of Glasgow from 1.11.03.

Professor Thomas J Evans

Fellow 1996-2000 Area of Current Research Interests The pathogenesis of...

Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald

Institution: University of Cambridge

Fellow 2008-2013

Area of Current Research Interests
Translational research programme for prevention of oesophageal adenocarcinoma

Other Information
Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, 2013.
Elected a member of the Institute 2014.
Member of the Governing Body for 6 years, 2015.

Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald

Fellow 2008-2013 Area of Current Research Interests Translational research programme...

Professor Keith R Fox

Institution: University of Southampton

Fellow 1989-1994

Area of Current Research Interests
Sequence specific recognition of DNA by small molecules (drugs and other ligands), oligonucleotides and proteins. Novel DNA structures (triple helix and quadruplex formation).

Other Information
Promoted to Senior Lecturer from 1.10.92.
Appointed Reader Division of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, School of Biological Sciences from 1.10.94.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 1996.
Promoted to a personal chair in Biochemistry 1.7.00.
Executive Editor, Nucleic Acids Research from 1.2.02.
Appointed Head of Division of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, 1.9.02.
Taken a 50% position in July 2015 as Associate Director of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion at St Edmund’s College, Cambridge, whilst retaining post in Southampton (reduced to 50%).

Professor Keith R Fox

Fellow 1989-1994 Area of Current Research Interests Sequence specific recognition...

Dr Sally Freeman

Categories: Cardiovascular, Immunology
Institution: University of Manchester

Fellow 1989-1995

Area of Current Research Interests
Synthesis and evaluation of novel biologically active chemicals with relevance to drug development and delivery. (Inositol phosphate and carbohydrate phosphate analogues, enzyme substrates and inhibitors.)

Other Information
Lilly Prize for Pharmaceutical Excellence, 1993.
Leave of absence granted to work at the Cancer Research Institute, Arizona State University for 6 months in 1994.
Transferred to the Dept of Pharmacy, Manchester, 1994
Fellowship extended by 6 months to 30.9.95.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 1996.
Senior Lecturer from 1.10.97.
Promoted to Reader, July 2009.

Dr Sally Freeman

Fellow 1989-1995 Area of Current Research Interests Synthesis and evaluation...

Professor Andrew M Fry

Categories: Biochemistry, Cancer, Cell Biology, Imaging, Molecular Biology
Institution: University of Leicester

Fellow 2000-2005

Area of Current Research Interests
Cell cycle regulation of centrosomes and microtubule organization; the NEK protein kinase family; EML4-ALK in lung cancer cell biology.

Other Information
Elected a Member of the Institute, 2006.
Awarded Readership, Department of Biochemistry, 2005.
Promoted to personal chair in Biochemistry, 2008.
Appointed Deputy Head of Department, 2010 – 2015
Appointed Head of Core Biotechnology Services, 2012-2014.
Appointed College Director of Research, 2014 – 2020.

Professor Andrew M Fry

Fellow 2000-2005 Area of Current Research Interests Cell cycle regulation...

Professor Jonathan P Fry

Categories: Endocrinology, Metabolism (inc diabetes and obesity), Pharmacology/ Therapeutics, Physiology
Institution: University College London

Fellow 1983-1988

Area of Current Research Interests
Characterising the steroids present in nervous tissue, studying their levels and source (peripheral endocrine glands and endogenously produced) and the mechanisms which regulate their production.

Other Information
Appointed Senior Lecturer, 1992.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 1996.
Appointed Specialist Subject Reviewer by the Quality Assurances Agency for Higher Education, 1998-2000.
Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, 2014.
Professor of Physiology, 2017.
Emeritus Professor of Physiology, 2019.

Professor Jonathan P Fry

Fellow 1983-1988 Area of Current Research Interests Characterising the steroids...

Dr Aga Gambus

Categories: Cancer
Institution: University of Birmingham

Fellow 2015-2021

Area of Current Research Interests:

Identification and characterization of Mcm7 ubiquitin ligase

Other Information:

Extended Fellowship until September 2021.

Elected to membership of the Institute 2020.

Dr Aga Gambus

Fellow 2015-2021 Area of Current Research Interests: Identification and characterization...

Dr Holger Gerhardt

Institution: VIB Vesalius Research CenterKU, Germany

Fellow 2008-2013

Area of Current Research Interests
Endothelial guidance in vascular patterning

Other Information
Tenured Senior Group Leader, LRI, 2009.
Awarded Walther Fleming Medal of the German Society for Cell Biology, 2009.
Elected a member of the Institute 2014.
Moved to Max Delbruck Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, 2014.
Professor for Experimental Cardiovascular Research, Charité, Berlin
DZHK Professor (German Center for Cardiovascular Research) and BIH Professor (Berlin Institute of Health)
Spokesperson MDC Integrative Biomedicine and Head of Integrative Vascular Biology, Max-Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin

Dr Holger Gerhardt

Fellow 2008-2013 Area of Current Research Interests Endothelial guidance in...

Professor Dino A Giussani

Institution: University of Cambridge

Fellow 2001-2006

Area of Current Research Interests
Modulation of fetal cardiovascular function by reversible adverse intrauterine conditions: consequences for later life.

Other Information
Granted permission to spend the 9 months from 1.1.02 to 30.9.02 in Bolivia and Chile.
Awarded Hon Professorship University of Chile, 2002.
Promoted to Reader in Developmental Cardiovascular Physiology & Medicine.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 2007.
Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award.
Netherlands Wim Schellekens Prize lecture.
Inaugural Lang-Pardi Italy Foundation Award.
Awarded personal chair, 2011.
Section Editor, Pediatric Research, 2011.
President’s Presenter Award. The Society for Reproductive Investigation 58th Annual Meeting, San Diego, USA, 2011.
President’s Presenter Award. The Society for Reproductive Investigation 59th Annual Meeting,
San Diego, USA, 2012.
The Giorgio Pardi Foundation President’s Presenter’s Awards. The Society for Reproductive Investigation 59th Annual Meeting, San Diego, USA, 2012.
Gonville & Caius 1958 Endowed Lectureship in Medicine, 2012.
The Giorgio Pardi Foundation President’s Presenter’s Awards. The Society for Reproductive Investigation 60th Annual Meeting, San Diego, USA, 2013.
Associate Editor, Journal of Gynecology, Reproduction and Perinatology, 2013.
Elected President of the Fetal & Neonatal Physiological Society, 2014.
Reviewing Editor, The Journal of Physiology, 2014.
Section Editor, Journal of Developmental Origins of Health & Disease, 2014.
Associate Editor, American Journal of Physiology (Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology), 2014.
President’s Presenter Award. The Society for Reproductive Investigation 62nd Annual Meeting, San Francisco, USA, 2015
Thomas McDonald Award of The Society for Reproductive Investigation 62nd Annual Meeting, San Francisco, USA, 2015
David Barker Memorial Prize Lecture, Portland, Oregon, USA, 2015.
Sir Peter Tizard Prize Lecture, Neonatal Society, Winchester, UK, 2015
Honorary Professor, Fourth Military Medical University, Xi’an, China, 2015
ScD Degree from the University of Cambridge, 2016
Nick Hales Medal from the International Society of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, 2017
FRCOG awarded from the Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology in recognition of scientific work and its translational impact to improve the health and wellbeing of pregnant women and their unborn children, 2017.
Elected to Latin American Academy of Sciences, 2018.

Professor Dino A Giussani

Fellow 2001-2006 Area of Current Research Interests Modulation of fetal...

Professor Gwyn W Gould

Categories: Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Diabetes, Endocrinology, Imaging, Metabolism (inc diabetes and obesity), Molecular Biophysics
Institution: University of Strathclyde

Fellow 1992-1998

Area of Current Research Interests
Regulation of glucose transport in insulin-sensitive tissues in health and disease. Single molecule imaging of plasma membrane proteins. Cellular and Subcellular analysis of metabolic processes.

Other Information
Appointed Senior Lecturer retrospectively from l.7.92.
Promoted to Reader in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from l.10.95.
Fellowship extended by one year to 30.9.98.
Awarded a Personal Chair in Membrane Biology, 1997.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 1999.
Deputy Head of Biochemistry and Microbiology Division 1998-2004.
Wellcome Research Leave Fellowship, 2004-2007.
Professor Cell Biology, 2005 – 2019.
Associate Dean, Postgraduate Research, 2013-2016.
Professor, University of Strathclyde, 2019 – present.

Professor Gwyn W Gould

Fellow 1992-1998 Area of Current Research Interests Regulation of glucose...

Professor Fiona Gribble

Institution: University of Cambridge

Fellow 2006-2011

Area of Current Research Interests
Secretion of incretin hormones from the mouse intestine

Other Information
Elected a member of the Institute, 2012.
Professor of Endocrine Physiology (University of Cambridge), 2012.
Elected as Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, 2015.
Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator, 2015.

Professor Fiona Gribble

Fellow 2006-2011 Area of Current Research Interests Secretion of incretin...

Dr Sebastian Guettler

Categories: Cancer, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology/ Therapeutics, Proteomics
Institution: The Institute of Cancer Research

Title of Research Project

Structural basis and mechanism of telomere maintenance by poly(ADP-ribosyl)ation

Other Information

Wellcome Trust Investigator Award, 2019

Cancer Research UK Programme Foundation Award, 2019

Deputy Head of the Division of Structural Biology, September 2019

Reader in Structural Biology and Cell Signalling, the Institute of Cancer Research, October 2019.

Dr Sebastian Guettler

Title of Research Project Structural basis and mechanism of telomere...

Professor Barry Halliwell

Categories: Cancer, Cardiovascular, Cell Biology, Metabolism (inc diabetes and obesity), Molecular Biology
Institution: University of Singapore

Fellow 1983-1998

Area of Current Research Interests
Understanding the molecular mechanisms of cell injury and death in human disease and in response to toxins.
The role of antioxidants in nutrition, health and disease.
Natural and synthetic antioxidants as therapeutic agents, especially for neurodegenerative disease.
Fundamental mechanisms of the ageing process

Other Information
Previous Posts:
Head of Biochemistry Department, King’s College (1988-1990).
Professor of Medical Biochemistry in the Division of Pharmacology, University of London, King’s College, 1998-2000.
Deputy Director, Office of Life Science, NUS 2001-03
Head, Department of Biochemistry, NUS 2000-2007.
Executive Director, NUS Graduate School of Integrative Sciences & Engineering, 2003-2008.
Deputy President (Research & Technology), NUS, 2006-May 2015.
Senior Advisor to the President
NUS, Jun 2015-May 2018

Awards:
Award from the Institute of Scientific Information (ISI) Top Cited Scientist in the United Kingdom in Biomedical Sciences, 1999.
Chosen as a founder member of the ISI database of the world’s most influential scientists in Biology and Biochemistry, 2000.
Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Scientist (cross-field)
Awarded by Thomson Reuters as one of the world’s most highly-cited researchers in Neurobiology & Behaviour, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Biology and Biochemistry.
Awarded lifetime membership of the Oxygen Club of California, 2002.
Awarded the status of “most cited scientist” in Agricultural Sciences, ranked 16 out of 1663 worldwide in ISI database, 2003.
Awarded Research Excellence Award, School of Medicine, NUS, 2005.
Laboratory ranked number 1 worldwide by highest citation score in Free Radical Research, 2007.
Awarded “Lifetime Achievement Award” by the Society for Free Radical Biology & Medicine in the USA, 2008.
Awarded by FEBS Letters as top reviewer for 2009-2010.
Awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver) by the President of Singapore for contributions to Singapore, 2010.
Awarded by Campus Safety Health and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA) as a “Campus Leader Who Cares” in 2011
Awarded the Ken Bowman Research Award for outstanding achievements in the field of cardiovascular research from the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences (Canada) in 2011.
Awarded status of “Redox Pioneer” by the high impact journal Antioxidants & Redox Signaling in 2011.
Two research papers were recognized as Citation Classics by the Institute of Scientific Information (ISI) and a commentary published in Current Contents.
Awarded NUS University Award – Outstanding Researcher Award in 2012.
Recognised as a Fellow of the Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine for outstanding contributions made to the association as well as the field of free radical chemistry, redox biology and antioxidants, 2012.
Elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2012.
Awarded the Science and Technology Medal by the President of Singapore “for distinguished sustained and exceptional contributions to Singapore’s Science and Engineering landscape”, 2013.
Received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Singapore Neuroscience Association, 2014.
Received the Society of Nutrition and Food Science Advances in Nutrition Research Award, 2015.

Professor Barry Halliwell

Fellow 1983-1998 Area of Current Research Interests Understanding the molecular...

Professor Muzlifah Haniffa

Categories: DNA/RNA, Genomics, Immunology
Institution: Newcastle University

Fellow 2016-2021

Area of Current Research

In vivo kinetics and functional response of human mononuclear phagocytes during acute tissue inflammation

Other Information

Foulkes Foundation Medal 2019.
Elected to the Academy of Medical Sciences, 2020.
Elected to membership of the Institute, 2021

Professor Muzlifah Haniffa

Fellow 2016-2021 Area of Current Research In vivo kinetics and...

Professor Phillip T Hawkins

Institution: Babraham Institute

Fellow 1988-1993

Area of Current Research Interests
Understanding molecular mechanisms by which intracellular signalling enzymes (the phosphoinositide 3-kinases; P13Ks) and their lipid products regulate cellular processes (movement, survival and proliferation).

Other Information
Transferred to the Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics Research, Babraham, on 1.10.90.
Appointed a BBSRC Senior Research Fellow, 1993.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 1996.
Elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society, 2013.

Professor Phillip T Hawkins

Fellow 1988-1993 Area of Current Research Interests Understanding molecular mechanisms...

Dr Sophie Helaine

Categories: Immunology, Infection, Molecular Biology, Pathogens
Institution: Imperial College London

Title of Research Project

Salmonella Persister formation at the single cell level

Dr Sophie Helaine

Title of Research Project Salmonella Persister formation at the single...

Dr Matthew Hepworth

Categories: Gastrointestinal, Immunology, Infection, Metabolism (inc diabetes and obesity), Microbiology
Institution: University of Manchester

Title of Research Project

Targeting cell metabolism to regulate innate lymphoid cells in health and disease

Dr Matthew Hepworth

Title of Research Project Targeting cell metabolism to regulate innate...

Professor Allan E Herbison

Categories: Endocrinology, Neurobiology, Physiology, Reproductive/Foetal
Institution: University of Cambridge

Fellow 1992-1997

Area of Current Research Interests
The neural regulation of reproductive functioning, specifically looking at the role of different neuronal cell types in the regulation of fertility using molecular, cellular and whole animal studies.

Other Information
Lister Institute-Jenner Fellow
Awarded the Drapers Research Fellowship, 1991-1994.
Promoted to Principal Scientific Officer, April 1994.
Fellow of Pembroke College from 1.10.94.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 1998.
Awarded Benoit Prize, Société de Neuroendrocrinologie Expérimentale, France, 1998.
Promoted to Senior Principal Research Scientist, 2000.
Awarded Ernst Knobil Prize, University of Pittsburgh, USA, 2000.
Awarded Wellcome Trust Overseas Research Fellowship from 1.9.02 (to be taken up in New Zealand).
Appointed Professor in the Department of Physiology, University of Otago, Dunedin, 1.9.02.
Elected as Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 2007.
Awarded Liley Medal, Health Research Council of New Zealand, 2009.
Awarded Triennial Medal, Physiological Society of New Zealand, 2011.
Awarded Distinguished Research Medal, University of Otago, 2011.
Mortyn Jones Medal, British Society for Neuroendocrinology, 2015
Appointed Professor of Neuroendocrinology, University of Cambridge, 2019.

Professor Allan E Herbison

Fellow 1992-1997 Area of Current Research Interests The neural regulation...

Professor Christopher F Higgins

Categories: Cancer, Cell Biology, Genetics /Epigenetics, Molecular Biology
Institution: Durham University

Fellow 1983-1989

Area of Current Research Interests
Membrane transport and transport proteins; drug resistance in cancer and microorganisms; human genetics and disease.

Other Information
Awarded 1987 Fleming Medal by the Society for General Microbiology.
Fellowship extended by 3 years to 30.9.91.
Promoted to Reader in the Department of Biochemistry from 1.10.87.
Professor of Molecular Genetics (Personal Chair) in the Department of Biochemistry from 1.10.88.
Elected Fellow of EMBO, 1988.
Resigned fellowship on appointment as Principal Scientist, Imperial Cancer Research Fund, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, and Fellow of Keble College, 1.10.89.
Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1990.
Awarded Howard Hughes Medical Institute International Research Scholarship, 1.1.93.
Appointed Nuffield Professor of Clinical Biochemistry, University of Oxford, 1.10.93.
Elected a Member of the Institute, November 1993.
Awarded the CIBA Medal & Prize by the Biochemical Society, 1995.
Member of Governing Council of John Innes Centre, 1994-2000.
Member of BBSRC, 1997-2000.
Founder Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, 1998.
Director of the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, Imperial College School of Medicine, Hammersmith Hospital, from 1998-2007.
Council, Academy of Medical Sciences, 2000-2003.
Scientific Advisor, House of Lords Select Committee on Stem Cells, 2001-2002.
Professor of Clinical Sciences, Imperial College & Head of Division, Imperial College School of Medicine, 1.1.98.
Executive Council, Association of Medical Research Charities, 2003-2007.
Appointed Chair of SEAC (Spongiform Encephalopathy Advisory Committee) 01.08.04 to 01.03.11.
Elected fellow of Royal Society of Arts, 2005.
Commissioner (Human Genetics Commission) 2006-2009.
Appointed Vice Chancellor & Warden, Durham University, 2007.
Board member of the Regional Development Agency ONE, 2007-2011.
Russell Group board member, 2011-2015.
Chair, National Youth Choirs of Great Britain 2011-2021.
Appointed Deputy Lieutenant of the County Palatine of Durham (DL), 2009-2015.
Served as Pro-Chancellor Durham University, 2014
Retired, 2015.
International Advisory Board, University of Tubingen, 2015-present.
Governor, West Suffolk College and Suffolk Academies Trust, 2015-present.
Trustee, Britten Pears Arts, 2017-2021.

Professor Christopher F Higgins

Fellow 1983-1989 Area of Current Research Interests Membrane transport and...

Dr Nicholas J Holmes

Institution: University of Cambridge

Fellow 1990-1995

Area of Current Research Interests
Understanding the processes involved in immune cell recognition of antigens and in immune response initiation. Role of the transmembrane protein CD45 in lymphocyte activation and regulation.

Other Information
Elected a Member of the Institute, 1996.

Dr Nicholas J Holmes

Fellow 1990-1995 Area of Current Research Interests Understanding the processes...

Professor Steven W J Homans

Institution: University of Leeds

Fellow 1991-1996

Area of Current Research Interests
Understanding biomolecular recognition at the atomic level. Specifically the dynamics and thermodynamics of biomolecular interactions using a range of biophysical techniques and molecular modeling.

Other Information
Promoted to Senior Lecturer from 1.10.92.
Transferred as Reader in Chemistry to the University of St Andrews from 1.10.94.
Appointed Professor of Biophysical Chemistry, 1.10.96.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 1997.
Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1998.
Received Zeneca Award from the Biochemical Society, 1998.
Appointed Professor of Structural Biology (NMR), University of Leeds, 1.3.99.
Newcastle University as Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Science, Agriculture & Engineering, January 2012.

Professor Steven W J Homans

Fellow 1991-1996 Area of Current Research Interests Understanding biomolecular recognition...

Professor Christopher A Hunter

Categories: DNA/RNA, Medicinal Chemistry
Institution: University of Cambridge

Fellow 1994-1999

Area of Current Research Interests
Study of large molecular assemblies and biopolymers to understand the chemistry of weak intermolecular forces (non-covalent interactions) through the determination of thermodynamic properties, computer modeling and molecular design.

Other Information
Appointed Reader retrospectively from 1.10.94.
Zeneca Research Award for Organic Chemistry, 1995.
Appointed Lister Institute Professor of Chemistry, 1997
Appointed Head of Organic Chemistry, 1998.
Awarded the Corday-Morgan Medal, 1999.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 2000.
Appointed EPSRC senior research fellow, 2005.
Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, 2008.
Awarded RSC Tilden Prize, 2009.
Moved to University of Cambridge, 2014.
Honorary Member of the Royal Irish Academy, 2015

Professor Christopher A Hunter

Fellow 1994-1999 Area of Current Research Interests Study of large...

Professor Andrew Jackson

Categories: Biochemistry, Cell Biology, DNA/RNA, Genetics /Epigenetics, Molecular Biology
Institution: MRC Human Genetics Unit Western General Hospital

Fellow 2009-2014

Area of Current Research Interests
Microcephaly, genome stability, inflammation and growth

Other Information
MRC Senior Clinical Fellowship 2007-2012.
Balfour Lectureship, Genetics Society, 2012.
Transferred to Medical Research Council Institute of Genetics October 2011.
GSK Prize, Biochemical Society, 2012.
Elected to EMBO membership 2013.
Promoted to Professor 2013.
Fellow of Royal Society Edinburgh, 2014.
Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, 2014.
Elected a member of the Institute 2015.
Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, 2020.

Professor Andrew Jackson

Fellow 2009-2014 Area of Current Research Interests Microcephaly, genome stability,...

Professor Ian J Jackson

Categories: Developmental Biology, Genetics /Epigenetics
Institution: University of Edinburgh

Fellow 1986-1991

Area of Current Research Interests
Genetics of disease and variation, including pigmentation and eye disorders. Mouse models of human genetics.

Other Information
Genetics Society, Balfour Lecturer – 1986
Elected member of the Institute – 1996
President International Mammalian Genome Society – 2002-2004
Elected Fellow Royal Society of Edinburgh – 2008
Vice President, Genetics Society – 2008-2012
President, European Society for Pigment Cell Research – 2013-2016
Board Member, National Centre for the 3Rs – 2014-2019
Retired from MRC/University of Edinburgh – 2021
Professor Emeritus, University of Edinburgh – 2022

Professor Ian J Jackson

Fellow 1986-1991 Area of Current Research Interests Genetics of disease...

Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys

Institution: University of Leicester

Fellow 1982-1991

Most recent area of research interests before retirement in 2012
Direct analysis of the mutational and recombinational processes operating in the germ line that creates human genome diversity.

Other Information
Promoted to Reader, Department of Genetics, 1984.
Awarded the Colworth Medal for Biochemistry by the Biochemical Society.
Elected Fellow of the Royal Society, March 1986.
Invention – DNA Fingerprinting Technology – exploited commercially by ICI under licence from the Lister Institute, June 1986.
Fellowship extended by 5 years to 30.9.92.
Carter Medal by the Clinical Genetics Society, 1987.
Awarded the 1987 Bicentenary Medal of the Linnean Society.
Awarded the Davy Medal for Chemistry and Biochemistry of The Royal Society, 1987.
Professor (Personal Chair) in the Department of Genetics from 1.10.87.
Awarded the Analytica Prize from the German Society for Clinical Chemistry, April 1988.
“Midlander of the Year”, 1988.
Leicester Publicity Association Achievement of the Year Award, 1989.
Elected Fellow of the Forensic Science Society of India, September 1989.
Elected Honorary Fellow of Merton College, Oxford, December 1989.
Elected Fellow Royal College of Pathologists, 1991.
Resigned Fellowship on appointment as Wolfson Research Professor of The Royal Society from 1.10.91.
Elected member of the Institute’s Scientific Advisory Committee, July 1991.
Awarded the Allen Award by the American Society of Human Genetics, 1992.
Awarded the Milano Award, 1992, in memory of Norberto Montalbetti, by the Fondazione Internationale Biotechnologie, Milan.
Elected a Member of the Institute, March 1992.
Awarded a Howard Hughes Medical Institute International Research Scholarship, 1993-1998.
Elected an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, June 1993.
Freedom of the City of Leicester conferred 27.8.93.
Awarded the Lloyd of Kilgerran Prize from the Foundation for Science and Technology, November 1993.
Honour of Knighthood conferred in the New Year’s Honours, 1994.
Elected a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London, and awarded their gold medal for Zoology, 1994.
Co-opted as a Governor of the Institute, 18.7.95.
Awarded the Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins Memorial Medal, 1995.
Awarded the Albert Einstein ‘World Award of Science’ 1996 by the World Cultural Council.
Elected Honorary Member, International Society for Forensic Haemogenetics, 1997.
Awarded the Baly Medal by the Royal College of Physicians, 1997.
Awarded the Society of Chemical Industry Medal, 1997.
Elected Honorary Member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, 1998.
Honorary Life Member, Leicestershire Medico-Legal Society, 1998.
Co-recipient of the Australian Prize awarded in Molecular Genetics, 1998.
Elected Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Biology, 1998
(conferment of the title, Chartered Biologist).
Awarded honorary degrees by the Open University, Luton University, St Andrews University and Strathclyde University.
Elected as founder Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, 1998.
Awarded the Sir George Stokes Medal by the Royal Society of Chemistry, 1999.
Awarded the Edward Buchner Prize by the German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2000.
Awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Royal Society of Medicine, 2001.
Work honoured by Royal Society of Chemistry with a National Historic Chemical Landmark Award, 2002.
Voted Top Leicestershire Person by readers of The Leicester Mercury, 2002.
Hon Member of the Biochemical Society, 2003.
Given the AMP (Association of Molecular Pathology, USA) award for excellence in diagnostics, 2003.
Awarded honorary DSc degrees by the Universities of Hull and Oxford, 2004.
Awarded an Honorary Gold Medal by the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 2004.
Co-recipient of Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine, 2004.
Recipient of a Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Lifetime Achievement Award, 2004.
Awarded an Hon DSc by University of Leicester, 2004.
Awarded the Royal Medal by the Royal Society, 2004.
Awarded an Honorary DSc by Kingston University, 2005.
Inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Washington DC, USA, 2005.
Honorary Fellowship conferred by the University of Swansea, 2005.
Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award, shared with Sir Edwin Southern, New York, USA, 2005.Awarded Dr H P Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2006.
Winner of the Morgan Stanley Great Briton Award in Science & Innovation and overall winner of the award Great Briton 2006.
Awarded Honorary DSc, University of Warwick, 2007.
Awarded Honorary DSC, King’s College London, 2007.
Awarded Honorary DSC, University of Teesside, 2007.
Millennium Laureate, Millennium Foundation, Helsinki, Finland, 2008.
Association of College Gold Award for Further Education Alumni, 2008.
Awarded Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws, University of Dundee, 2008.
Awarded Distinguished Honorary Fellowship, University of Leicester, 2009.
Awarded Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science, University of Huddersfield, 2009.
Croonian Lecture Prize, Royal Society, London, 2010.
ESHG Award 2010, the European Society for Human Genetics, 2010.
Edward O Wilson Biodiversity Technology Pioneer Award, the American Computer Museum, Bozeman, MT, USA, 2010.
Excellence Award, Indian Congress of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Noida, India, 2010.
ABRF Annual Award for Outstanding Contributions to Biomolecular Technologies, Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities, San Antonio, Texas, USA, 2011.
Awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Royal Society of Chemistry, 2012.
Honorary Member of the Genetics Society, 2012.
Elected an Honorary member of the Clinical Genetics Society, 2013.
Awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science, University of Hong Kong, 2013.
AstraZeneca Award, Biochemical Society, 2013
Awarded Copley Medal, 2014.
Awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science, De Montfort University, 2014.
Awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science, Wolverhampton University, 2014.
Companion of Honour, 2017.
Leicestershire Lifetime Achievement Award, 2019.

Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys

Fellow 1982-1991 Most recent area of research interests before retirement...

Dr Thora Karadottir

Categories: Cell Biology, Imaging, Infection, Mental health/Psychiatry, Neurobiology, Physiology, Regeneration
Institution: University of Cambridge

Fellow 2015-2021

Area of Current Research Interests

The role of neuronal activity in myelin repair

Other Information

Extended Fellowship until September 2021.

Elected to membership of the Institute 2020.

Dr Thora Karadottir

Fellow 2015-2021 Area of Current Research Interests The role of...

Professor Andrew J King

Categories: Imaging, Neurobiology, Physiology, Sensory
Institution: University of Oxford

Fellow 1986-1991

Area of Current Research Interests
Neural basis for active listening through the investigation of how neurons in the hearing centres of the brain adapt to the statistics of sound stimulation, which constantly change in real-life environments, integrate other sensory and motor-related signals, and adjust to the abnormal auditory inputs resulting from hearing impairment.

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E.P. Abraham Cephalosporin Junior Research Fellow in Medical Sciences at Lincoln College, 1986-1989.
Visiting worker at the Eye Research Institute, Boston, Mass., June to October 1988.
Appointed Lecturer in Neurology & Medicine, Lincoln College, Oxford, 1989.
1990 Wellcome Prize in Physiology.
Elected Wellcome Senior Research Fellow, 1.2.91.
Fellowship renewed in 2000 to 2006.
Appointed a University Research Lecturer, 1996.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 1996.
Appointed Reader in Auditory Physiology, 2000.
Elected to Senior Research Fellowship in Medical Sciences, Merton College, 2002.
Co-Director, Oxford Hearing and Balance Centre, 2003.
Professor of Neurophysiology, University of Oxford, 2004.
Member of the National Committee of the British Neuroscience Association, 2004-2007.
Wellcome Principal Research Fellow, 2006.
Elected to a Supernumerary Fellowship, Merton College, Oxford, 2007.
Editorial Board, Journal of Neuroscience, 2009.
Member of the Royal National Institute for Deaf People Medical Advisory Panel, 2007-2011.
Director, Wellcome Trust 4 year doctoral training programme in Neuroscience, University of Oxford, 2010.
Chief Research Advisor, Deafness Research (UK), 2011/13.
Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, 2011.
Editorial Board, Journal of Physiology, 2011.
Appointed Member of the Royal Society/Wellcome Trust Sir Henry Dale Fellowship Committee, 2012.
Action on Hearing Loss PhD review panel, 2014.
Member of the Editorial Board, eLife, 2015.
Wellcome Principal Research Fellowship renewed, 2016.
Director of the Centre for Integrative Neuroscience, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, 2016.
Elected as a Fellow of the Physiological Society, 2017.
Elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society, 2018.

Professor Andrew J King

Fellow 1986-1991 Area of Current Research Interests Neural basis for...

Professor David G Kipling

Institution: Cardiff University

Fellow 1995-2000

Area of Current Research Interests
Cancer biology: molecular control of cell proliferation and death. Specific interests in telomeres and telomerase, and p53 induced cell senescence.

Other Information
Appointed Senior Lecturer in Cancer Biology, University of Wales College of Medicine, from 1.10.96.
Appointed Co-ordinator BBSRC’s “Strategic Initiative into Ageing”, May 1998 (for 4 years).
Elected a Member of the Institute, 2001
Awarded a personal chair in the Department of Pathology from 1.2.02.

Professor David G Kipling

Fellow 1995-2000 Area of Current Research Interests Cancer biology: molecular...

Professor Kiaran Kirk

Categories: Biochemistry, Infection, Pharmacology/ Therapeutics, Physiology
Institution: The Australian Nat. Univ., Canberra

Fellow 1993-1996

Area of Current Research Interests
The physiology and biochemistry of the malaria parasite.

Other Information
Staines Medical Research Fellow, Exeter College, Oxford, 1.10.92 to 30.9.95.
Sub-Rector at Exeter College, Oxford, 1994/95.
Senior Research Fellow in Physiology at Exeter College, Oxford, from 1.10.95 to 31.12.97
Resigned fellowship on 31.5.96 on taking up the Chair of Biology at the Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, on 1.6.96. Head of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, from 1.12.96 – 31.5.09.
Fellowship continued until 31.12.96.
Awarded the Roche Medal of the Australian Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, 2002.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 2003.
Elected to an Overseas Fellowship at Churchill College, Cambridge, 2003.
Awarded Australian Society for Parasitology’s Bancroft-Mackerras Medal, 2008.
Director ANU Research School of Biology 2009-2014.
Dean, ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, 2014-2017.
Elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, 2017.
Dean, ANU College of Science, 2017-present

Professor Kiaran Kirk

Fellow 1993-1996 Area of Current Research Interests The physiology and...

Professor Josef Kittler

Institution: University College London

Fellow 2010-2016

Area of Current Research Interests
Miro family proteins as regulators of synaptic bioenergetics and a locus for mitochondrial dysfunction in neurological disease

Other Information
Extended Fellowship to 31 December 2016.
Elected to membership of the Institute, 2016.

Professor Josef Kittler

Fellow 2010-2016 Area of Current Research Interests Miro family proteins...

Professor Robert Klose

Categories: Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Genetics /Epigenetics, Imaging, Molecular Biology, Proteomics
Institution: University of Oxford

Fellow 2011-2019

Area of Current Research Interests
Understanding how CpG islands and chromatin regulate gene expression and development in mammals.

Other Information

Elected EMBO Young Investigator 2010.
Francis Crick lecture, 2015.
Elected to membership of the Institute 2016.
Named Chair and Professor of Genetics, Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford, 2017.
Extended Fellowship to 31.12.19.
Elected member of the Institute, 2019.
Elected EMBO Member 2021

Professor Robert Klose

Fellow 2011-2019 Area of Current Research Interests Understanding how CpG...

Professor David Komander

Institution: Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Australia

Fellow 2012-2018

Area of Current Research Interests
Bacterial interference with the ubiquitin system

Other Information
EMBO Young Investigator, 2011-2014.
EMBO member since 2014.
Extended Fellowship to 31.3.18.
Elected a member of the Institute, 2017.
Moved to Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Victoria, Australia, 2018.

Professor David Komander

Fellow 2012-2018 Area of Current Research Interests Bacterial interference with...

Professor J Simon Kroll

Categories: Infection, Microbiome, Paediatrics, Pathogens
Institution: Imperial College London

Fellow 1986-1991

Area of Current Research Interests
Pathogenesis of bacterial infection and the development of vaccines to prevent life threatening bacterial infections of childhood.

Other Information
Elected to a non-stipendiary Medical Research Fellowship by Corpus Christi College, Oxford, 1988.
Appointed Lecturer in the Department of Paediatrics, with Honorary Consultant status and awarded a full official fellowship of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, 1.8.89.
Resigned Fellowship 31.7.89 – non-stipendiary fellowship awarded, 1.8.89 to 30.9.91.
Appointed to the Chair in Paediatrics and Molecular Infectious Diseases at Imperial College School of Medicine, (St Mary’s Hospital Campus) from October 1993.
Elected a Member of the Institute, November 1993.
Elected Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, 1995.
Elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health, 1997.
Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, 2001.
Member of the Institute’s SAC, 2002-2012.
Elected Honorary Fellow, Balliol College, Oxford, 2009.
Appointed Honorary Medical Director, The Meningitis Trust, renamed Meningitis Now on merger with Meningitis UK, 2009.
Appointed Trustee, Meningitis Now, 2019.
Former fellow and former member of the SAC.
Emeritus Professor at Imperial.

Professor J Simon Kroll

Fellow 1986-1991 Area of Current Research Interests Pathogenesis of bacterial...

Professor Prem Kumar

Categories: Cardiovascular, Metabolism (inc diabetes and obesity), Physiology, Sensory
Institution: University of Birmingham

Fellow 1995-2000

Area of Current Research Interests
Mechanisms of oxygen sensing and impact of hypoxia. The role of ion channels, neurotransmitters and neuromodulators in the maturation of oxygen sensing and the effect of hypoxia upon cardiorespiratory disease.

Other Information
Promoted to Senior Lecturer, 1.10.96.
Appointed Reader from 1.8.97.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 2001.
Deputy Editor in Chief, Journal of Physiology, 2005.
Appointed Director of the Institute of Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham, 2015.
Appointed Chair of the Physiological Society’s Publications Committee, 2015.
Connections Editor, Experimental Physiology 2015.
Physiological Society Otto Hutter Prizewinner 2016
Fellow, Physiological Society 2018.

Professor Prem Kumar

Fellow 1995-2000 Area of Current Research Interests Mechanisms of oxygen...

Professor Nicholas B La Thangue

Institution: University of Oxford

Fellow 1987-1992

Area of Current Research Interests
Mechanisms regulating cancer cell growth and proliferation (particularly the pRb/E2F pathway). Transcription factors and co-activator proteins in co-ordinating the cell cycle and other physiological processes.

Other Information
Lister Institute-Jenner Fellow.
Awarded a tenured position at NIMR from 1.10.92.
Elected a Member of the Institute, November 1993.
Appointed to the Cathcart Chair of Biochemistry at the University of Glasgow from 1.10.95.
Chief Scientific Officer of Prolifix, from 1996.
Elected to European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), 2003.
Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 2004.
Moved to John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.
Elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, 2008.
Moved to Old Road Campus Research Building, Oxford, 2011.

Professor Nicholas B La Thangue

Fellow 1987-1992 Area of Current Research Interests Mechanisms regulating cancer...

Professor S K Alex Law

Categories: Biochemistry
Institution: University of Singapore

Fellow 1982-1986

Area of Previous Research Interests
Studying integrin adhesion molecules with emphasis on the conformational changes associated with the regulation of their adhesion properties. On-going interest in thioester proteins.

Other Information
Appointed Non‐Clinical Senior Scientist at the MRC Immunochemistry Unit, Oxford, 1.10.86.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 1996.
Appointed Professor, School of Biological Sciences, at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore from 1.4.2012.
Retired and living in Hong Kong, from 1.1.2017.

Professor S K Alex Law

Fellow 1982-1986 Area of Previous Research Interests Studying integrin adhesion...

Professor Paul J Lehner

Categories: Cell Biology, Genetics /Epigenetics, Immunology, Infection
Institution: University of Cambridge

Fellow 2004-2009

Area of Current Research Interests
Research on how viruses interact with and manipulate the host immune system to enable their replication.

Discovered the HUSH (Human Silencing Hub) complex, an epigenetic repressor complex that assembles heterochromatin and silences newly integrated retroviruses and mobile endogenous retrotransposons including LINE1 elements.

Other Information
Elected a Fellow Academy of Medical Sciences, 2004.
Professor of Immunology and Medicine, University of Cambridge, 2005.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 2010.
Elected member of EMBO 2019
Wellcome Trust Infection and Immunity Panel, 2008-2010.
Chairperson: Wellcome Trust ERG Panel, 2010-2013.
Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow, 2013–present.
Professoral Fellow of Darwin College, Cambridge, 2013–present
Winner GSK Discovery Fast Track Challenge, 2015.
MRC Clinical Training and Career Development Panel, 2016–present.

Professor Paul J Lehner

Fellow 2004-2009 Area of Current Research Interests Research on how...

Professor Robert N Lightowlers

Categories: Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology
Institution: Newcastle University

Fellow 1990-1995

Area of Current Research Interests
Mitrochondrial DNA and genetics, mitochondrial gene expression, bio-energetics and biochemistry. Mitochondrial diseases.

Other Information
Appointed Lecturer in the Department of Neurology, University of Newcastle from 1.3.95.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 1996.
Appointed Reader in Molecular Neuroscience, 1.8.98.
Appointed Professor of Molecular Neuroscience, 2000.
Appointed Director of the Institute for Cell and Molecular Bioscience, 2011.
Appointed Deputy Director, Wellcome Centre for Mitochondrial Research 2017

Professor Robert N Lightowlers

Fellow 1990-1995 Area of Current Research Interests Mitrochondrial DNA and...

Professor Pedro R Lowenstein

Institution: University of Michigan Health System

Fellow 1993-2000

Area of Current Research Interests
Gene therapy for neurological disorders, specifically brain tumours, Parkinson’s Disease and multiple sclerosis. Also interested in neuro-immunology and viral immunology and viral vectors for gene therapy.

Other Information
Promoted to Senior Lecturer from 1.10.94.
Appointed Lister Institute Professor of Molecular Medicine and Gene Therapy from 1.7.95.
Reviewer of Clinical Trials in Gene Therapy and advisor for the Gene Therapy Advisory Committee, 1996.
Fellowship extended by 2 years to 30.9.00.
Member of the MRC’s Medical Advisory Board, 1999.
Appointed Member of the “Biological Sub-Committee” of the UK Medicines Control Agency, 1999.
Ad-hoc advisor to the NIH-RAC Committee on Human Gene Transfer Protocols, 1999, 2000.
Awarded the ‘Brain Bursary’ to give the Annual Brain Bursary Lecture, 2000.
Appointed Director and head of the ‘Gene Therapeutics Research Institute’ at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, and Professor of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles from September, 2001.

Professor Pedro R Lowenstein

Fellow 1993-2000 Area of Current Research Interests Gene therapy for...

Professor David Lyons

Institution: University of Edinburgh

Fellow 2012-2018

Area of Current Research Interests
Elucidating mechanisms of myelinated axon formation, function and repair using zebrafish

Other Information
Extended Fellowship to 30.09.18.
Elected to membership of the Institute, 2017.

Professor David Lyons

Fellow 2012-2018 Area of Current Research Interests Elucidating mechanisms of...

Professor Juan Martin-Serrano

Institution: London School of Medicine

Fellow 2008-2013

Area of Current Research Interests
Functional parallels between HIV-1 budding and the last step of cell division

Other Information
Promoted to Senior Lecturer, 2008
Elected EMBO Young Investigator member, 2008.
Professor of Viral Cell Biology, 2013.
Elected a member of the Institute 2014.
GlaxoSmithKline Award, Biochemical Society, 2014.
Vice Dean (Research and Impact), Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine at King’s College, London, 2018.

Professor Juan Martin-Serrano

Fellow 2008-2013 Area of Current Research Interests Functional parallels between...

Professor Anthony Maxwell

Categories: Biochemistry, Biophysics, DNA/RNA, Infection, Microbiology, Microbiome, Molecular Biology, Molecular Biophysics, Structural Biology
Institution: John Innes Centre Norwich

Fellow 1991-1997

Area of Current Research Interests
DNA gyrase and other DNA topoisomerases: structure, function and mechanisms of action; role in DNA replication, recombination and the control of gene expression. Antibiotic action and discovery. Galleria mellonella as a model for the human infant gut microbiome.

Other Information
Lister Institute-Jenner Fellow.
Reader in the Department of Biochemistry, 1.10.94.
Awarded Personal Chair in Biochemistry from 1.10.97.
Executive Editor, Nucleic Acids Research 1998-2007.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 1998.
Head of Biol Chemistry, John Innes Centre, 2000-2016.
Hon. Professor of Biological Science, UEA, from 1.8.01.
Member of Faculty of 1000 (f1000), 2008.
Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, 2008.
Gordon Conference Evaluation Committee, 2010-2017.
Member of the Antibiotic Action Advisory Board, 2012-2019.
Inspiralis Ltd. – Director, Founder, Consultant and Chairman of the Board, 2005.
Wellcome Trust Investigator Award, 2016.
Editor of J. Mol. Biol 2016-present.
Normanby Lecture in Microbiology (Trinity College Dublin) 2016.
Hamied Foundation UK-India AMR Visiting Professorships; Academy of Medical Sciences, 2019.

Professor Anthony Maxwell

Fellow 1991-1997 Area of Current Research Interests DNA gyrase and...

Professor Robin May

Categories: Cell Biology, Imaging, Immunology, Infection, Microbiology, Pathogens
Institution: University of Birmingham

Fellow 2010-2016

Area of Current Research Interests
The molecular basis of latency and dissemination during cryptococcosis

Other Information
Appointed Professor of Infectious Diseases, 2014.
Awarded Royal Society Research Merit Award, 2015.
Extended Fellowship to 30 September 2016.
Elected to membership of the Institute 2016.
Director, Institute of Microbiology & Infection, 2017-2020.
Chief Scientific Adviser, Food Standards Agency, 2020-present.
Appointed Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, 2020
Appointed Gresham Professor of Physic, 2022

Professor Robin May

Fellow 2010-2016 Area of Current Research Interests The molecular basis...

Dr James G McCormack

Categories: Cancer, Cardiovascular, Cell Biology, Endocrinology, Gastrointestinal, Hepatology, Metabolism (inc diabetes and obesity), Physiology
Institution: McC+R&D Consulting Ltd

Fellow 1988-1990

Area of Current Research Interests
Signalling pathways in cancer and normal cells; insulin signalling and its defects in type II diabetes; mechanisms of insulin action and of glucose uptake and resistance; insulin secretion and its control. Mitochondrial metabolism, its regulation, control and functions of intracellular and intramitochondrial calcium.

Drug discovery.

Other Information
Resigned fellowship 30.9.90 on appointment as Head of Biochemical Pharmacology, Syntex Research Centre, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.
Awarded DSc, University of Bristol, 1992.
Visiting Professor, University of Sunderland, 1994.
Appointed Head of Diabetes Biology Department, Novo Nordisk, A/S, Denmark, from 1.11.95.
Made Director of Diabetes Discovery, 1996.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 1996.
Director of Target Cell Biology, Novo Nordisk, 1998.
Vice President, Target Cell Biology, Novo Nordisk, 2000.
Appointed Vice President for Discovery Research UK, OSI Pharmaceuticals from 1.6.02.
Vice President for Research, Prosidion from 1.12.04.
Chief Scientific Officer (from 1.12.04) and Senior Vice President for Research (from 1.7.07) at (OSI) Prodidion until 31.12.08.
Co-founded McC+R&D Consulting Ltd with Dr C Reynet, December 2009.

Dr James G McCormack

Fellow 1988-1990 Area of Current Research Interests Signalling pathways in...

Professor Malcolm McCrae

Institution: University of Warwick

Fellow 1984-1990

Area of Current Research Interests
Molecular basis of viral pathogenicity using reoviruses (and mutagenesis studies). Molecular characterisation of rota viruses and their pathogenicity. Molecular epidemiological studies.

Other Information
Promoted to Senior Lecturer from 1.10.85.
Appointed Reader in the Department of Biological Sciences from 1.10.87.
Fellowship extended for 1 year to 30.9.90.
Awarded Professor (Personal Chair) in Virology in the Department of Biological Sciences from 1.10.91.
Chairman, Warwick University Graduate School, since 1995.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 1996.

Professor Malcolm McCrae

Fellow 1984-1990 Area of Current Research Interests Molecular basis of...

Professor Peter McGlynn

Institution: University of York

Fellow 2000-2005

Area of Current Research Interests
Maintaining genome stability: causes and consequences of damage to replication forks.

Other Information
Lister Institute-Jenner Fellow.
Promoted to Reader, 1 September 2003.
Transferred fellowship to University of Aberdeen, September 2003.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 2006.
Awarded a personal Chair, 2008.
Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship 2011-12.
Retired October 2018.

Professor Peter McGlynn

Fellow 2000-2005 Area of Current Research Interests Maintaining genome stability:...

Professor Jane A McKeating

Institution: University of Oxford

Fellow 1994-1999

Area of Current Research Interests
Role of glycoproteins in viral immunogenicity and pathogenicity with a focus on HIV and hepatitis.

Other Information
Presented with the 1995 Fleming Award by the Society of General Microbiology.
Appointed Reader from 1.10.96.
Resigned fellowship 31.7.99 on appointment as Head of Virology for Pfizer. Resigned from Pfizer, March 2000.
Appointed Reader in Virology, University of Birmingham from October, 2000.
Appointed Visiting Professor, Rockefeller University, New York, January 2001.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 2003.
Appointed to Chair of Molecular Virology, Institute of Biomedical Research, University of Birmingham, 2005.
Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship at the Technical University of Munich, 2015-2018
Wellcome Trust Investigator Award, 2016-2021.
Moved to Nuffield Department of Medicine, 2017.

Professor Jane A McKeating

Fellow 1994-1999 Area of Current Research Interests Role of glycoproteins...

Professor Darren G Monckton

Categories: Data Modelling and Big Data, Genetics /Epigenetics, Genomics, Molecular Biology, Reproductive/Foetal
Institution: University of Glasgow

Fellow 1998-2003

Area of Current Research Interests
Interest in inherited human disorders associated with unstable DNA, e.g. myotonic dystrophy and Huntington’s Disease. Studying molecular mechanisms that give rise to somatic and germ line genetic instability. The relation of these factors to downstream pathology.

Other Information
Presented the Genetical Society’s Balfour Lecture 1999.
Promoted to Reader from 1.8.00.
Awarded Personal Chair in Human Genetics, 2005.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 2005.
Awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship, 2007.
Presented the Tenovus (Scotland) Medal Lecture, 2008.
Awarded Muscular Dystrophy Campaign Science Communication Award, 2012.
Awarded Muscular Dystrophy UK President’s Award for Scientist of the Year, 2017.
Awarded Huntington’s Disease Society of America Researcher of the Year, 2019.

Professor Darren G Monckton

Fellow 1998-2003 Area of Current Research Interests Interest in inherited...

Professor Serge Mostowy

Categories: Cell Biology, Imaging, Immunology, Infection, Pathogens
Institution: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Fellow 2015-2021

Area of Current Research Interests

Bacterial autophagy and the cytoskeleton in host defence

Other Information

Transferred to LSHTM, June 2018.
Promoted to Professor, 2018.
Wellcome Trust Research Career Development Fellow, 2012.
Wellcome Beit Research Fellow, 2012.
Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow, 2018.
ERC Consolidator Grant, 2019.
RMS Mid-Career Scientific Achievement Award, 2020.
Extended Fellowship to September 2021.
Elected to membership of the Institute, 2020.

Professor Serge Mostowy

Fellow 2015-2021 Area of Current Research Interests Bacterial autophagy and...

Professor Catherine D Nobes

Categories: Biochemistry, Cancer, Cell Biology, Imaging
Institution: University of Bristol

Fellow 1997-2002

Area of Current Research Interests
Regulation of cell migration by ephrin mediated contact repulsion. Understanding how bi-directional signalling through Eph receptors and their ephrin ligands control the actin cytoskeleton and cell adhesion.

Other Information
Appointed Group Leader, MRC (LMCB) for 5 years and proleptic lecturer in the Anatomy and Developmental Biology Department, UCL, from 1.10.99.
Resigned fellowship from 1.10.01 following award of an MRC Senior Research Fellowship.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 2002.
Moved to the University of Bristol, 2003.
Promoted to Professor of Cell Biology, 2012.
Appointed to Lister Institute Scientific Advisory Committee, 2017.
Head of the School of Biochemistry, University of Bristol, 2014 – 2021.

Professor Catherine D Nobes

Fellow 1997-2002 Area of Current Research Interests Regulation of cell...

Dr Brian Nunn

Institution: University of Cambridge

Fellow 1984-1986

Area of Current Research Interests
The physiochemical basis of light reception in vertebrates.

Other Information
Resigned fellowship on appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiology at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 1.11.86.
Died 18 September 1987.

Dr Brian Nunn

Fellow 1984-1986 Area of Current Research Interests The physiochemical basis...

Professor David B G Oliveira

Categories: Immunology
Institution: St George’s Hospital Medical School

Fellow 1987-1994

Area of Current Research Interests
Clinical research interests: immunologically mediated renal disease. Basic research interests: the initiation and regulation of Th2-type immune responses with reference to mast cells and oxidative stress and the molecular mechanisms involved in interleukin-4 production.

Other Information
Senior Registrar in Renal Medicine at Addenbrooke’s Hospital 1.7.90 to 30.9.91.
Promoted to Hon Consultant status 1.10.91.
Fellowship extended by one year to 31.12.94.
Appointed University Clinical Lecturer from 1.1.95.
Foundation Professor of Renal Medicine, St George’s Hospital Medical School from 1.10.95
Elected a Member of the Institute, July 1995.
Professor Emeritus, Renal Medicine, St George’s, University of London 2020

Professor David B G Oliveira

Fellow 1987-1994 Area of Current Research Interests Clinical research interests:...

Professor Anant B Parekh

Institution: University of Oxford

Fellow 2001-2005

Area of Current Research Interests
Regulation of calcium signalling and calcium-dependent exocytosis in mast cells.

Other Information
Awarded the Wellcome Prize in Physiology 2002 by the UK Physiological Society.
Elected to the Monsanto Senior Research Fellowship, Exeter College, Oxford from October 2002.
Elected to Academia Europaea 2002.
Proleptic lectureship in cardio-vascular physiology, 2002.
Promoted to a Professorship in Physiology, 2002
Elected a Member of the Institute, 2006.
Elected a Fellow of Academy of Medical Sciences, 2012.
GL Brown Prize by the UK Physiological Society, 2012.
Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, 2019.

Professor Anant B Parekh

Fellow 2001-2005 Area of Current Research Interests Regulation of calcium...

Professor Stephen J Perkins

Categories: Biochemistry, Biophysics, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Structural Biology
Institution: University College London

Fellow 1983-1986

Area of Current Research Interests
Structure-function relationships in antibodies and complement proteins.

Other Information
Resigned fellowship on appointment as Wellcome Trust Lecturer, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, 1986.
Appointed Wellcome Trust Senior Lecturer, 1989.
Appointed Reader in Structural Biochemistry, 14.2.94.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 1996.
Appointed Professor of Structural Biochemistry in the Royal Free & University College Medical School, 15.7.98.

Professor Stephen J Perkins

Fellow 1983-1986 Area of Current Research Interests Structure-function relationships in...

Professor Frances M Platt

Categories: Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Immunology, Infection, Metabolism (inc diabetes and obesity), Neurobiology, Pathogens, Pharmacology/ Therapeutics
Institution: University of Oxford

Fellow 1996-2002

Area of Current Research Interests
The cell biology of glycosphingolipids and the role of these molecules in the pathophysiology of sphingolipid storage diseases, with emphasis on translating these findings into human therapy.

Other Information
Granted 6 months maternity leave from 1.4.97 to 30.9.97.
Appointed to Research Reader 1.10.99.
Awarded Merton Fellowship from 1.10.99.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 2003.
Professor of Biochemistry & Pharmacology, 2008.
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Biological Chemistry, 2009-2014.
Elected Fellow of Academy of Medical Sciences, 2011.
Trustee Gordon Research Conferences, 2012.
Elected Fellow of Royal Society of Biology, 2012.
Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award, 2013.
Elected Chair on Board of Trustees of Gordon Research Conferences, 2016.
Elected to Academia Europaea, 2018.
Head of Department of Pharmacology University of Oxford 2020
Elected Fellow of the Royal Society 2021.
Awarded Thudichum medal, 2023

Professor Frances M Platt

Fellow 1996-2002 Area of Current Research Interests The cell biology...

Professor Barry V L Potter

Categories: Cancer, Endocrinology, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacology/ Therapeutics
Institution: University of Oxford

Fellow 1987-1995

Area of Current Research Interests
Chemistry of signal transduction and calcium signalling pathways involving IP3, cADPR and NAADP. Using a variety of synthetic, medicinal and biological chemistry methods to investigate enzyme inhibition, drug design and endocrinology, primarily in oncology.

Other Information
Appointed Lister Institute Research Professor of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Bath from 1.10.90, the Chair to continue in the Institute’s name until 30.9.95.
Head of Medicinal Chemistry from 1990.
Member of BBSRC Committee on Intracellular Signalling Programme, 1992-1996.
Awarded DSc, University of Oxford, 1.2.93.
Member of EPSRC Synthetic & Biological Chemistry College, 1995-1997.
Professor of Medicinal & Biological Chemistry, 1995.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 1996.
Member of the RAE panel for Pharmacy, 200l.
Non-Executive Director, Sterix Limited (2004-2009).
Member of the RAE2008 HEFCE Pharmacy Panel.
Appointed visiting Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Oxford (2006-2014).
Appointed to Wellcome Trust “Molecules Genes and Cells” Funding Panel (2006-2011).
Royal Society of Chemistry George & Christine Sosnovsky Prize in Cancer Therapy (2007/8).
RSC George & Christine Sosnovsky Endowed Lecturer 2007/8.
Royal Society of Chemistry 2007 UCB-Celltech Industrially Sponsored Award & Medal in Chemical Biology.
Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, 2008.
Elected Fellow of the Institute of Directors, 2008.
Elected Fellow of the Institute of Biology, Chartered Biologist, 2008.
Member of Sectional Committee 1, Academy of Medical Sciences, 2008-2011.
Fellow, Royal Society of Arts, 2009.
Appointed to the HEFCE Research Excellence Framework (REF) Expert Panel, 2009.
Associate Editor, Journal of Steroid Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, 2009.
Incorporated into “H-index ranking of living chemists” listing, 2009.
Elected to Academia Europaea, 2009.
GlaxoSmithKline International Achievement Award, 2009.
Editor Biochemical Journal BJChemBio 2009-2016.
Awarded Royal Society of Chemistry Biological & Medicinal Chemistry Section Malcolm Campbell Memorial Prize & Medal.
Awarded Royal Society of Chemistry Interdisciplinary Prize & Medal, 2010 with an Endowed Lectureship for 2010.
RSC Interdisciplinary Prize Endowed Lecturer, 2010-2011.
Chairman, Medical Biopharma International Grant Review Panel, Danish Council for Independent Research, 2011.
Member, International Advisory Board, Institute of Organic Chemistry & Biochemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, 2011-present
European Life Sciences Awards “Investigator of the Year”, 2012.
Wellcome Trust Peer Review College, 2012-2015.
Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator, 2013.
Appointed to International Advisory Board ChemMedChem 2014-2017.
IUPAC Advisory Board Member, Successful Drug Discovery, Vols 1-3, 2014-2018
Royal Society of Chemistry, Biological & Medicinal Chemistry Section, Endowed Lectureship in Medicinal Chemistry 2015/2016.
Appointed Professor of Medicinal & Biological Chemistry, Department of Pharmacology, University of Oxford, 2015.
Appointed Visiting Professor of Medicinal & Biological Chemistry, University of Bath, 2015-2018 (Now extended to 2024).
Elected Special Supernumerary Fellow of University College, Oxford, 2016
Appointed to Lister Institute Scientific Advisory Committee, 2017.
Awarded Tu Youyou Award for Medicinal Chemistry & Chemical Biology related to Natural Product Chemistry, 2018.
Member of the College of Experts, European Science Foundation, 2018-2021.
Awarded D.Sc degree honoris causa by the University of Bath, 2020.

Professor Barry V L Potter

Fellow 1987-1995 Area of Current Research Interests Chemistry of signal...

Dr Sally A Prigent

Institution: University of Leicester

Fellow 1997-2002

Area of Current Research Interests
Signal transduction by receptor tyrosine kinases – particularly via endothelial growth factor (EGF) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF).

Other Information
Elected a Member of the Institute, 2005.

Dr Sally A Prigent

Fellow 1997-2002 Area of Current Research Interests Signal transduction by...

Dr Penny Rashbass

Fellow 1998-2003

Area of Current Research Interests
The role of apical-basal polarity in vertebrate neural differentiation.

Other Information
Transferred fellowship to the University of Sheffield, 1.4.99.
Appointed Lecturer, 1. 9.99.
Promoted to Senior Lecturer from 1.9.03.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 2004.

Dr Penny Rashbass

Fellow 1998-2003 Area of Current Research Interests The role of...

Dr Akhilesh Basi Reddy

Institution: University of Pennsylvania

Fellow 1987-1993

Area of Current Research Interests
Peroxiredoxins and redox oscillations in the circadian (24 hour) clockwork

Other Information
Moved to Francis Crick Institute, London, 2015.
Elected to membership of the Institute, 2017.
Moved to University of Pennsylvania, USA, 2019

Dr Akhilesh Basi Reddy

Fellow 1987-1993 Area of Current Research Interests Peroxiredoxins and redox...

Professor Jan Rehwinkel

Categories: DNA/RNA, Immunology, Infection, Molecular Biology, Pathogens
Institution: University of Oxford

Fellow 2016-2021

Title of Research Project

Z-RNA and Z-DNA: novel inducers of antiviral immunity

Other Information
Elected to membership of the Institute, 2021

 

Professor Jan Rehwinkel

Fellow 2016-2021 Title of Research Project Z-RNA and Z-DNA: novel...

Professor Wolf Reik

Categories: Data Modelling and Big Data, Genetics /Epigenetics, Genomics, Molecular Biology, Regeneration
Institution: Babraham Institute

Fellow 1987-1993

Area of Current Research Interests
Epigenetic gene regulation during mammalian development and its deregulation in disease. Particular focus on imprinted genes and their function, mechanisms for gene imprinting, how faults in the mechanisms contribute to disease, and epigenetic reprogramming in early embryos.

Other Information
Promoted to Principal Scientific Officer 1.10.89.
Fellowship extended by 1 year to 30.9.93.
Head of the Laboratory of Developmental Genetics and Imprinting from 1992.
Awarded the 1994 Wellcome Prize in Physiology.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 1996.
Elected to the MRC Scientific Advisory Board, 1997.
Head, Programme of Developmental Genetics from 1997.
Elected a Member of EMBO, 2003
Elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, 2003.
Promoted to Associate Director, Babraham Institute, 2004.
Head of Epigenetics & Chromatin Programme,
2008.Appointed Professor of Epigenetics in the Department of Physiology, Development & Neuroscience, University of Cambridge, 2008.
Appointed to the Board of Management, Centre for Tophoblast Research, University of Cambridge, 2008.
Elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society, 2010.
Elected Member of Academia Europaea, 2011.
Appointed Associate Faculty, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, 2011
Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator, 2011
Founding member of the Sanger Institute/EBI single cell genomics centre, 2013
BBSRC Great British Bioscience Pioneer 2014.
Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher, 2014.
2018 Wellcome Investigator
Thomson Reuters highly cited researcher, 2018, 2019.
Neuberger Memorial Lecture Hebrew University, 2018.
Sammy Lee Memorial Lecture Crick Institute, 2018.
Riccardo Cortese Lecture, 2018.
ERC advanced grant, 2020.
Acting director Babraham Institute, 2020.

Professor Wolf Reik

Fellow 1987-1993 Area of Current Research Interests Epigenetic gene regulation...

Professor David W Rice

Institution: University of Sheffield

Fellow 1988-1993

Area of Current Research Interests
Investigation of the structure and functional relationships of biological macromolecules using X-ray crystallography. Specific areas of interest are rational drug design, analysis of the molecular basis of stability in proteins and the studies on protein – protein interactions in macromolecular complexes.

Other Information
Reader in the Department of Biochemistry, 1.10.90.
Appointed Professor (Personal Chair) in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology and Director of The Krebs Institute for Biomolecular Research at Sheffield from 1.10.93.
Elected a Member of the Institute, November 1993.
Appointed Head of Department, 1997-2006.
Elected a Member of the Institute’s Scientific Advisory Committee, 2005-2011.

Professor David W Rice

Fellow 1988-1993 Area of Current Research Interests Investigation of the...

Professor A Jennifer Rivett

Institution: University of Bristol

Fellow 1989-1996

Area of Current Research Interests
The role of proteasomes in intracellular protein degradation in eukaryotic cells and various aspects of proteasome structure and function in animal cells.

Other Information
Lister Institute-Jenner Fellow
Fellowship extended by 2 years to 30.9.96.
Promoted to Research & Analogous Grade III and made Hon Reader from 1.10.94.
Transferred fellowship to Bristol on 28.3.96.
Appointed Reader Department of Biochemistry, 1996.
Wellcome Trust University Award from 1996 to 2001.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 1997.
Awarded a Personal Chair, 1.8.03.

Professor A Jennifer Rivett

Fellow 1989-1996 Area of Current Research Interests The role of...

Professor Ian S Roberts

Categories: Genomics, Immunology, Infection, Microbiology, Microbiome, Pathogens
Institution: University of Manchester

Fellow 1993-1999

Area of Current Research Interests
The role of bacterial cell surface structures (polysaccharides primarily) in infectious diseases.  Specifically the synthesis of capsular polysaccharides in gram negative bacteria and the regulation of the capsule genes.

Other Information
Presented with the 1994 Fleming Award by the Society for General Microbiology.
Awarded the W.H. Pierce Prize by the Society for Applied Bacteriology, 1994.
Appointed Lister Institute Professor in Microbiology at the University of Manchester from 1.4.95.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 2000.
Elected to the Council of the Society for General Microbiology for period 2000-2004.
Member of the Scientific advisory panel of the Meningitis Research Foundation, 2000-2006
Appointed Research Dean for the School of Biological Sciences, University of Manchester, from 1.1.02.
Member of the BBSRC Studentships and Fellowships Panel, 2003-2008
MRC College of Experts, 2004-2008
Member of RCUK Academic Fellowship Panel, 2004-2008
Member of the Biological Sciences Panel SFI, 2008-2013
Chair of BBSRC Training and Awards Committee (TAC), 2009-2013
Member of the BBSRC Biosciences Skills and Careers Panel, 2009-2013
Member of the BBSRC Strategic LoLa Committee, 2009-2014.
Member of the Immunology Panel Academy of Finland, 2012.
Associate Dean for Research Faculty of Life Science, 2012-2016.
Treasurer Microbiology Society UK, 2017-2022.

Professor Ian S Roberts

Fellow 1993-1999 Area of Current Research Interests The role of...

Professor Tristan A Rodriguez

Categories: Regeneration, Reproductive/Foetal
Institution: Imperial College London

Fellow 2002-2007

Area of Current Research Interests
The regulation of cell fitness during embryonic development and its deregulation in disease.

Other Information
Elected a member of the Institute, 2009.

Professor Tristan A Rodriguez

Fellow 2002-2007 Area of Current Research Interests The regulation of...

Professor Anne E Rosser

Categories: Regeneration
Institution: Cardiff University

Fellow 2001-2005

Area of Current Research Interests
Mechanisms underlying embryonic neural precursor cell differentiation and therapeutic role in neural degeneration.

Other Information
Awarded a personal Chair in Clinical Neuroscience from 1.1.03 at the University of Wales, College of Medicine and an Honorary Chair at Cardiff University. (UWCM and UC have subsequently merged.)
Elected a Member of the Institute, 2006.
Elected as Chair of the European Huntington’s Disease Network in 2018.

Professor Anne E Rosser

Fellow 2001-2005 Area of Current Research Interests Mechanisms underlying embryonic...

Dr Rahul Roychoudhuri

Institution: University of Cambridge

Title of Research Project

Resolving mechanisms of gene regulation within the immune system using forward genetics

Dr Rahul Roychoudhuri

Title of Research Project Resolving mechanisms of gene regulation within...

Dr Frances Sanderson

Institution: Imperial College London

Fellow 1999-2004

Area of Current Research Interests
The development of T-cell inducing vaccines against vivax malaria.

Other Information
Granted unpaid leave of absence from 1.12.00 to undertake specialist clinical training in infectious diseases. Fellowship re-started 1.7.02 and to be completed 30.4.06.
Resigned fellowship 30.9.04 and took up an appointment as Consultant in Infectious Diseases at Charing Cross Hospital with an honorary research post at Hammersmith Hospital.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 2005.

Dr Frances Sanderson

Fellow 1999-2004 Area of Current Research Interests The development of...

Professor Tatjana Saulka-Spengler

Institution: University of Oxford

Fellow 2013-2018

Area of Current Research Interests
Decoding gene regulatory circuits controlling multipotency of neural crest

Other Information
Elected member of the Institute, 2018.

Professor Tatjana Saulka-Spengler

Fellow 2013-2018 Area of Current Research Interests Decoding gene regulatory...

Dr J Paul Schofield

Fellow 1997-1998

Area of Current Research Interests
No longer involved in academic research. Pharmaceutical research interests in drug development, clinical trial design, experimental medicine and analgesia.

Other Information
Fellowship deferred until 1.5.97 in order to undertake clinical training.
Appointed Hon Consultant from 1.5.97.
Resigned fellowship from 31.5.98 following his appointment as Associate Director of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology for SmithKline Beecham.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 1999.
Medical Dir & Board Member, Napp Pharmaceuticals, 2004
Retired 2018.

Napp Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Dr J Paul Schofield

Fellow 1997-1998 Area of Current Research Interests No longer involved...

Dr Melina Schuh

Categories: Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, DNA/RNA, Reproductive/Foetal
Institution: Max Planck Institute

Fellow 2014-2019

Area of Current Research Interests
Mechanisms of aneuploidy in human oocytes

Other Information
EMBO Young Investigator Award, 2013.
Biochemical Society Early Career Award, Cells, 2014
ERC starting grant (ChromOocyte), 2014.
EMBL Alumni John Kendrew Young Scientist Award, 2015
Binder Innovation Award, 2016.
Moved to Max Planck Institute, Germany, 2016.
EMBO member, 2016.
EMBO Gold Medal, 2018.
Member of Leopoldina (German National Academy of Sciences), 2019.
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Preis, German Research Foundation, 2019.
Colworth Medal, Biochemical Society, 2019.
Elected a member of the Institute, 2019.

Dr Melina Schuh

Fellow 2014-2019 Area of Current Research Interests Mechanisms of aneuploidy...

Professor Nigel S Scrutton

Categories: Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology, Structural Biology
Institution: University of Manchester

Fellow 1999-2004

Area of Current Research Interests
Structural enzymology with specific attention to protein-based electron transfer reactions, hydrogen ion tunnelling, relationship between protein structures and function and applications of redox enzymes.

Other Information
Benefactors’ Research Scholarship, St John’s College, Cambridge, 1985-1988.
Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, 2020.
Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 Research Fellowship, 1988-1991.
Henry Humphreys Research Prize, St John’s College, Cambridge, 1989
St John’s College Research Fellowship, Cambridge, 1989-1992.
Royal Society University Research Fellowship, 1991-1999.
Fellowship and Director of Studies, Churchill College, Cambridge, 1992-1995.
Colworth Medal, Biochemical Society, 1999.
Promoted to Professor of Biochemistry from 1.10.99.
Lister Institute Research Professorship, 1999-2004.
Appointed to Advisory Board of the MRC, October, 1999 and to the Biochemistry & Cell Biology Committee of BBSRC, May, 2000.
Charmian Medal of the Royal Society of Chemistry, 2003.
Awarded an ScD by the University of Cambridge, 2003.
Moved to University of Manchester, 2005.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 2005.
Professor of Molecular Enzymology, 2005 – present
BBSRC Professional Research Fellow, 2006-2011
Assoc. Dean Research (FLS), University of Manchester, 2008 – present
Rita and John Carnforth Prize, RSC, 2009.
Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award, 2009.
Director, Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre, 2010.
Director Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, 2010-2019.
Director Synthetic Biology Research Centre, 2014.
Director UK Future Biomanufacturing Research Hub, 2019.
Elected Fellow Royal Society, 2020.

Professor Nigel S Scrutton

Fellow 1999-2004 Area of Current Research Interests Structural enzymology with...

Professor Andrew D Sharrocks

Categories: Cancer, Gastrointestinal, Genomics, Molecular Biology, Proteomics
Institution: University of Manchester

Fellow 1997-2002

Area of Current Research Interests
Transcriptional control of gene expression with a focus on transcription factors and co-activators/co-repressors, regulation by cellular signalling pathways including phosphorylation and sumoylation.

Other Information
Appointed Reader from 1.8.98.
Transferred fellowship to the University of Manchester from 1.1.99.
Awarded the BACR (British Association for Cancer Research)/AstraZeneca “Young Scientist Award” 2000 and the Biochemical Society Colworth Medal, 2001.
Awarded the Tenovus Medal 2002.
Appointed Head of Division of Gene Regulation and Bioinformatics 1.4.02.
Promoted to Professor of Molecular Biology 1.6.02.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 2003
Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award, 2014.
Promoted to Associate Dean for Research Technology, 2019.

Professor Andrew D Sharrocks

Fellow 1997-2002 Area of Current Research Interests Transcriptional control of...

Professor Daniel Smith

Categories: Epidemiology, Genomics, Mental health/Psychiatry
Institution: University of Edinburgh

Title of Research Project

Investigating the overlap between hypertension and bipolar disorder to identify new and repurposed medications for bipolar disorder

Professor Daniel Smith

Title of Research Project Investigating the overlap between hypertension and...

Professor Geoffrey L Smith

Institution: University of Cambridge

Fellow 1988-1992

Area of Current Research Interests
Virology, particularly vaccinia virus, the smallpox vaccine, and how it enters and leaves cells and interferes with the innate immune system.

Other Information
Jenner Fellow of the Lister Institute, 1988.
Reader in Bacteriology, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford, 1989.
Resigned Lister Institute Fellowship 30.6.1989, non-stipendiary Fellowship awarded 1.7.89 – 30.6.1992.
Fleming Award from the Society for General Microbiology, 1992.
Professor of Virology, University of Oxford, 1996.
Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, 2000.
Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, 2000.
Wellcome Trust Principal Fellowship, 2000-2019.
Professor of Virology, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, 2000-11.
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of General Virology, 2003-2008
Fellow of the Royal Society, 2003.
Lister Institute Governing Body, 2003-2013.
Chairman, WHO Advisory Committee on Variola Virus Research, 2004-present.
MRC Infection and Immunity Board, 2004-2009
Wilhelm Feldberg Foundation Prize for Anglo-German Friendship in biological and medical science
Chairman, Virology Division, International Union of Microbiological Societies, 2005-2018.
Teaching Excellence Award, Imperial College London, 2008.
Founding Member of European Academy of Microbiologists (EAM), 2009.
Corresponding Member of the Gesellschaft für Virologie (GfV), 2010.
Professor of Pathology, Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge, 2011-present.
Professorial Fellow, Emmanuel College, Cambridge, 2011-present.
Member of the German National Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina), 2011.
President, International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS), 2011-2014.
Wellcome Trust Expert Review Group, Member 2011-2014
Chairman, Scientific Advisory Board, Friedrich-Loeffler Institute, German Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection 2015-19.
American Society for Microbiology – GlaxoSmithKline, International Member of the Year Award, 2012.
Member, Biomedical Panel of the Research Grant Committee of Hong Kong, 2012-2018.
Member, Research Grants Council, Hong Kong, 2015-
Member, Scientific Advisory Board Centre of Structural Systems Biology, Hamburg, Germany.
Awarded Loeffler Prize Lecture by Friedrich-Loeffler Institute/Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald, Germany, 2016.
Marjory Stephenson Prize Lecture 2018, the Microbiology Society.
Awarded Leeuwenhoek Medal and Prize Lecture Royal Society, 2019.

Professor Geoffrey L Smith

Fellow 1988-1992 Area of Current Research Interests Virology, particularly vaccinia...

Professor Kenneth Smith

Categories: Immunology
Institution: Addenbrookes Hospital

Fellow 2007-2012

Area of Current Research Interests
Control of infection and autoimmunity by an inhibitory Fc receptor FcγR11b

Other Information
Khoo Oon Teik Professor of Nephrology, National University of Singapore, 2007.
Promoted to Professor of Medicine, 2009 and Head of Department of Medicine, Cambridge, 2010.
Chairman, European Vasculitis Genetics Consortium and Director of FOCIS Int Center of Excellence, 2011.
Elected a member of the Institute, 2013.

Professor Kenneth Smith

Fellow 2007-2012 Area of Current Research Interests Control of infection...

Dr Penny E Stein

Institution: University of Cambridge

Fellow 1990-1994

Area of Current Research Interests
Structural studies of the serpin family of proteins.

Other Information
Granted 1 year’s leave of absence from 1.3.91 for crystallography training, Dept of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at the University of Alberta, Canada.
Renewed fellowship 1.4.93; fellowship now to end 30.9.97.
Resigned fellowship 1.12.94 to take up research in the Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
Granted, exceptionally, 6 months’ fellowship from 1.10.95 to 31.3.96 to complete research project at Cambridge.
Professor’s Prize in Clinical Biochemistry, 1966
Awarded a Wellcome Senior Clinical Fellowship from 1.10.98 in the Department of Haematology, School of Clinical Medicine, Cambridge.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 2000.

Dr Penny E Stein

Fellow 1990-1994 Area of Current Research Interests Structural studies of...

Professor Grant Stewart

Categories: Cancer, Cell Biology, Genetics /Epigenetics
Institution: University of Birmingham

Fellow 2009-2014

Area of Current Research Interests
Investigating the role of the RIDDLE syndrome gene in promoting repair of DNA damage

Other Information
Awarded CR-UK Senior Fellowship, 2011-2017.
Elected a member of the Institute 2015.
Promoted to Professor of Cancer Genetics, 2015.
Joseph Chamberlain Award for Scientific Advancement, 2017.
CR-UK Programme Grant, 2017-2022.

Professor Grant Stewart

Fellow 2009-2014 Area of Current Research Interests Investigating the role...

Professor Colin J Stirling

Institution: Flinders University, Australia

Fellow 1993-1998

Area of Current Research Interests
Protein targeting and organelle biogenesis in yeasts.  Translocation across membranes.  Functional genomics and yeast proteome.  Molecular chaperones.

Other Information
Lister Institute-Jenner Fellow.
Appointed Reader in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Manchester from 1.10.94.
Society for General Microbiology Fleming Award, 1997.
Awarded the 1998 Balfour Prize by the Genetical Society.
Appointed to a Personal Chair in Genetics from 1.8.98.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 1999.
Representative of the University of Manchester 1.2.01.
Education Dean, School of Biological Sciences, 2002.
Associate Dean, Faculty of Life Sciences, 2004-2007
Vice President, University of Manchester, 2007-2011
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Curtin University, Australia, 2011-2014.
President and Vice Chancellor, Flinders University, Australia, 2015.

Professor Colin J Stirling

Fellow 1993-1998 Area of Current Research Interests Protein targeting and...

Professor Anne Straube

Categories: Biochemistry, Biophysics, Cell Biology, Imaging, Molecular Biology, Molecular Biophysics
Institution: University of Warwick

Fellow 2014 – 2019

Area of Current Research Interests
Microtubule-actin crosstalk in cell migration

Other Information
Wellcome Trust Investigator Award, 2016.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 2018.
Promoted to Professor, 2020.

Professor Anne Straube

Fellow 2014 – 2019 Area of Current Research Interests Microtubule-actin...

Dr David I Strutt

Categories: Cell Biology, Genetics /Epigenetics, Molecular Biology
Institution: University of Sheffield

Fellow 1998-2003

Area of Current Research Interests
Understanding how during animal development cells become polarized in developing tissues or organs in a co-ordinated fashion.  Using the cuticle of the fruit fly, Drosophila, as the model system and a variety of genetic and cell biological approaches.

Other Information
Lister Institute-Jenner Fellow.
Promoted to Reader from 1.10.01.
Awarded a Wellcome Trust Senior Fellowship from 2003
Elected a Member of the Institute, 2004.
Promotion to Professor of Developmental Genetics, 2005
Awarded Wellcome Trust Senior Fellowship, 2008.
Awarded Wellcome Trust Senior Fellowship, 2013.
Wellcome Trust Senior Fellowship in 2018.

Dr David I Strutt

Fellow 1998-2003 Area of Current Research Interests Understanding how during...

Professor Tomoyuki Tanaka

Categories: Cancer, Cell Biology, Genetics /Epigenetics, Molecular Biology
Institution: University of Dundee

Fellow 2005-2010

Area of Current Research Interests
Mechanisms regulating chromosome duplication and segregation in the cell division cycle.

Other Information
Awarded Professorship December 2007.
Awarded the Hook Medal from the British Society for Cell Biology, 2007.
Elected an EMBO member, 2008.
Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 2009.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 2011.

Professor Tomoyuki Tanaka

Fellow 2005-2010 Area of Current Research Interests Mechanisms regulating chromosome...

Professor Colin W Taylor

Categories: Biochemistry, Biophysics, Cell Biology, Imaging, Molecular Biology, Molecular Biophysics, Pharmacology/ Therapeutics, Physiology
Institution: University of Cambridge

Fellow 1992-1997

Area of Current Research Interests
Intra-cellular calcium signaling: specifically the regulation of calcium entry pathways, the structure and function of intra-cellular calcium channels, signalling receptors and G-proteins.

Other Information
Appointed Reader, Department of Pharmacology 1995 Elected a Member of the Institute, 1998.
Awarded ScD by the University of Cambridge, 1999.
Appointed Professor of Cellular Pharmacology, 1.10.01.
Biochemical Society, Council 2002-2005.
Elected member of Academia Europaea, 2013.
Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator 2014.
Elected Fellow Academy of Medical Sciences, 2016.

Professor Colin W Taylor

Fellow 1992-1997 Area of Current Research Interests Intra-cellular calcium signaling:...

Dr Sarah Teichmann

Categories: Cell Biology, Genomics, Immunology, Proteomics
Institution: Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Cambridge

Fellow 2010-2015

Area of Current Research Interests
Bioinformatics and network biology for unraveling regulation of T helper cell differentiation

Other Information
Elected as EMBO member 2012.
Moved to EMBL-EBI & Wellcome Trust Sanger Inst, 2013
Fellowship extended to 31 December 2015.
EMBO Gold Medal 2015.
Elected Fellow Academy of Medical Sciences 2015.
Head of Cellular Genetics, WSI 2016.
Elected a Member of the Institute 2016.
Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, 2020.

Dr Sarah Teichmann

Fellow 2010-2015 Area of Current Research Interests Bioinformatics and network...

Professor Christopher Thompson

Institution: University College London

Fellow 2006-2012

Area of Current Research Interests
Identifying and characterizing genes that control cell fate choice and social behavior.

Other Information
Fellowship extended until 31.08.12.
Elected a member of the Institute, 2013.
Awarded Wolfson Research Merit Award, 2013.
Moved to University College London, 2017.

Professor Christopher Thompson

Fellow 2006-2012 Area of Current Research Interests Identifying and characterizing...

Professor Kostas Tokatlidis

Categories: Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Metabolism (inc diabetes and obesity), Molecular Biology, Structural Biology
Institution: University of Glasgow

Fellow 2001-2003

Area of Current Research Interests
Molecular mechanisms of mitochondria biogenesis with particular emphasis on the targeting, membrane translocation and assembly processes for membrane proteins using yeast. Role of Tim proteins as chaperones.

Oxidative folding and redox signalling in mitochondria in health and disease. Peptide-based pharmaceutical targeting of mitochondria for theranostic applications

Other Information
Resigned fellowship, 30 September 2003.
Appointed Associate Professor, University of Crete in the Institute of Biology & Molecular Biology, 1.10.03.
Consumables expenditure extended until 1.10.04.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 2005.
Elected EMBO member 2013.
Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award, 2013.
Moved to University of Glasgow, 2013.
Cathcart Chair, University of Glasgow, 2013
Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 2016.
Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, 2020
Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, 2021
Director of Research, School of Molecular Biosciences, University of Glasgow, 2022
Elected member of Academia Europaea (MAE), 2022

Professor Kostas Tokatlidis

Fellow 2001-2003 Area of Current Research Interests Molecular mechanisms of...

Dr Cathy Tournier

Categories: Cancer, Microbiology
Institution: University of Manchester

Fellow 2001-2006

Area of Current Research Interests
MAPK signalling in cancer.

Other Information
Fellowship extended to 16.2.07.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 2007.
Promoted to Senior lecturer 2012.

Dr Cathy Tournier

Fellow 2001-2006 Area of Current Research Interests MAPK signalling in...

Professor Daan van Aalten

Institution: Aarhus University

Fellow 2007-2011

Area of Current Research Interests
Dissecting the links between O-GlcNAc and intellectual disability

Other Information
Awarded professorship June 2006.
Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 2010.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 2012.
Awarded Novo Nordisk Foundation “Laureate” grant, 2022

Professor Daan van Aalten

Fellow 2007-2011 Area of Current Research Interests Dissecting the links...

Professor Jonathan P Waltho

Institution: University of Sheffield

Fellow 1996-2002

Area of Current Research Interests
Understanding the role of non-covalent interactions in recognition processes involving proteins. Specifically looking at the role of conformational dynamics and conformational transitions in the recognition of phosphoinositols, the assembly of cystatins, in prion proteins and in ligand binding and ligand recognition of mobile protein domains.

Other Information
Appointed to a personal chair from 1.10.99 as Professor of Molecular Biology.
Granted 7 months unpaid leave for training at the Technical Research Centre of Finland, Helsinki from 15.3.01 and fellowship extended until 30.4.02.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 2003.
Appointed member of the Institute’s SAC, 2012 2017.

Professor Jonathan P Waltho

Fellow 1996-2002 Area of Current Research Interests Understanding the role...

Dr Fiona C Wardle

Categories: Genetics /Epigenetics, Genomics, Molecular Biology
Institution: King’s College London

Fellow 2007-2013

Area of Current Research Interests
Transcriptional control of mesodermal cell differentiation in vertebrates

Other Information
Transferred fellowship to King’s College London, 2010.
Fellowship extended to 30.09.13 due to move to KCL.
Elected a member of the Institute 2014.

Dr Fiona C Wardle

Fellow 2007-2013 Area of Current Research Interests Transcriptional control of...

Dr Erica Watson

Institution: University of Cambridge

Fellow 2015-2021

Area of Current Research Interests

Mechanisms of folate metabolism during the transgenerational inheritance of disease

Other Information

Extended Fellowship to September 2021.
Elected to membership of the Institute, 2020.

Dr Erica Watson

Fellow 2015-2021 Area of Current Research Interests Mechanisms of folate...

Dr Kimberley A Watson

Institution: University of Reading

Fellow 1999-2005

Area of Current Research Interests
Structural biochemistry of membrane proteins, immune response proteins and metabolic enzymes for diet and health; exploring structure-function relationships at the molecular level

Other Information
Transferred fellowship to University of Reading 1.10.01.
Reader in Structural Biology from 1.10.01.
Granted unpaid leave of absence from 1.10.01 to 31.3.02.
Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, 2001.
Fellow and Chartered Biologist of the Royal Society of Biology, 2002.
Granted maternity leave from 1.8.03 for 4 months.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 2006.
Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, 2013
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, 2018
Promoted to Professor of Structural Biochemistry from 1.08.2018.

Dr Kimberley A Watson

Fellow 1999-2005 Area of Current Research Interests Structural biochemistry of...

Professor Steven West

Institution: University of Exeter

Fellow 2015-2021

Area of Current Research Interests

The nature, mechanism and function of RNA polymerase II modifications in health and disease

Other Information

EMBO Young Investigator Award, 2014.

Wellcome Trust Investigator Award, 2015.

Moved to University of Exeter, 2017.

Extended Fellowship to September 2021.

Elected to membership of the Institute, 2020.

Professor Steven West

Fellow 2015-2021 Area of Current Research Interests The nature, mechanism...

Professor Robert J White

Categories: Biochemistry, Cancer, Genetics /Epigenetics, Molecular Biology
Institution: University of York

Fellow 1996-2001

Area of Current Research Interests
Regulation of RNA polymerase III transcription, its mode of action and control and its role in cell growth and cancer.

Other Information
Lister Institute-Jenner Fellow.
Awarded the ‘Young Scientist of the Year’ award for 1999 by the British Association for Cancer Research in association with Zeneca.
Promoted to Reader from 1.10.99.
Appointed Professor of Gene Transcription from 1.10.99.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 2002.
Selected as The Young Cancer Researcher of 2003 by the European Association for Cancer Research.
Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 2004.
Awarded the Tenovus Medal for 2004.
Elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Science, 2005.
Elected a member of EMBO, 2009.
Moved to University of York, 2013.

Professor Robert J White

Fellow 1996-2001 Area of Current Research Interests Regulation of RNA...

Dr Alan J Whitmarsh

Categories: Cell Biology, Molecular Biology
Institution: University of Manchester

Fellow 2001-2006

Area of Current Research Interests
Role of scaffold proteins in regulating the specificity of the JNK signalling pathway: a critical mediator of stress responses in cells.

Other Information
Lister Institute-Jenner Fellow.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 2007.
Promoted to Senior Lecturer, 2010.

Dr Alan J Whitmarsh

Fellow 2001-2006 Area of Current Research Interests Role of scaffold...

Professor Claude M Wischik

Institution: University of Aberdeen

Fellow 1984-1994

Area of Current Research Interests
Brain diseases and ageing with a particular focus on the molecular features of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Other Information
Granted extension of fellowship by 3 years to 30.9.92 to continue research and, exceptionally, to undertake clinical training for Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatry. Granted further extension of 1 year to 30.9.93.

Awarded MRCPsych, Spring 1993.

Granted further extension of 6 months to 31.3.94.

Appointed Clinical Lecturer/Senior Registrar in Old Age Psychiatry, Cambridge, for 4 years from 1.3.94.

Appointed Professor of Psychiatric Geratology, University of Aberdeen from 1.10.97.

Elected a Member of the Institute, 2001.

Professor Claude M Wischik

Fellow 1984-1994 Area of Current Research Interests Brain diseases and...

Professor Stephen J Yeaman

Categories: Cell Biology, Endocrinology, Hepatology, Metabolism (inc diabetes and obesity)
Institution: Newcastle University

Fellow 1984-1989

Area of Current Research Interests
Signal transduction with emphasis on the control of metabolism. Specific interests are insulin action, the biochemistry of obesity and Type 2 diabetes.

Other Information
Promoted to Senior Lecturer from 1.8.87.
Appointed Professor of Molecular Enzymology in the Department of Biochemistry and Genetics, 1.8.90.
Elected a Member of the Institute, November 1993.
Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 4.3.96.
Member of the MRC Advisory Board from 1.8.97.
Head of the School of Biochemistry & Genetics, 1.8.98.
Elected a Fellow Academy of Medical Sciences, 2002.
Appointed Director, International Postgraduate Studies, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University, 2006.
Deputy Director, Institute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University, 2007-2015.
Awarded Emeritus Professor title at Newcastle University, 2016.

Professor Stephen J Yeaman

Fellow 1984-1989 Area of Current Research Interests Signal transduction with...

Professor Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz

Institution: University of Cambridge

Fellow 1997-2002

Area of Current Research Interests
Establishment of spatial patterns and polarity in the early embryo. Determination of cell fate in developing mammalian embryos.

Other Information
Granted maternity leave from 1.12.01 to 28.2.02.
Resigned fellowship 31.3.02 following the award of a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship from 1.4.02.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 2003.
Awarded Professorship, University of Cambridge, 2010.
Appointed member of the Institute’s Scientific Advisory Committee, 2019.

Professor Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz

Fellow 1997-2002 Area of Current Research Interests Establishment of spatial...