Michael Ashburner#


Michael Ashburner
Email:ma11 'at' cam.ac.uk
Membership Number:295
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:CELL & DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
Username:mashburner
Elected:1989
Homepage: http://www.gen.cam.ac.uk/research-groups/ashburner





Present and Previous Positions
  • Emeritus Professor in the Department of Genetics at University of Cambridge
  • 1994-2001 Research Coordinator and then Joint-Head of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory - European Bioinformatics Institute at Hinxton, Cambridge
  • 1991 Professor of Biology, University of Cambridge
  • 1979 Research Assistant at the Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge
  • 1968 PhD in genetics, University of Cambridge

Fields of Scholarship
  • Genome organization and evolution in Drosophila
  • Development of structured controlled vocabularies (ontologies) for use in the context of biological databases

Honours and Awards FRS (1990)
  • G.J. Mendel Medal from the Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic (1998)
  • George W. Beadle Medal of the Genetics Society of America (1999)
  • Genetics Society Medal of the UK Genetics Society (2005)
  • Franklin Award of the Bioinformatics Organization (2006)
  • Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal (2008)
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of London
  • Member of the Academia Europea


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