Professor Frances M Platt

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