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.
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.