Alan Fersht#


Alan Fersht
Email:arf25 'at' cam.ac.uk
Membership Number:479
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:CHEMICAL SCIENCES
Username:afersht
Homepage: http://www.ch.cam.ac.uk/staff/arf.html







Present and Previous Positions

  • 1990- Director, MRC Centre for Protein Engineering
  • 1988- Director, MRC Unit for Protein Function and Design
  • 1988- Herchel Smith Professor of Organic Chemistry, Cambridge University
  • 1978-89 Wolfson Research Professor of the Royal Society, Imperial College
  • 1969-77 Scientific Staff, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge

Fields of Scholarship

  • chemistry
  • biophysics
  • molecular biology
  • structural biology
  • proteins
  • folding
  • misfolding
  • disease
  • cancer
  • kinetics

Honours and Awards

Membership of Academies
  • 1980 Member of EMBO
  • 1983 Fellow of the Royal Society
  • 1988 Honorary Foreign Member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 1989 Member Academia Europaea
  • 1993 Foreign Associate National Academy of Sciences (USA)
  • 2007 Fellow of Academy of Medical Sciences
  • 2008 Member American Philosophical Society

Honorary Degrees
  • 1999 Doctor of Philosophy honoris causa, University of Uppsala
  • 1999 Doctor honoris causa, Free University of Brussels
  • 2004 Doctor of Philosophy honoris causa, Weizmann Institute
  • 2004 Fellowship of Imperial College
  • 2006 Doctor of Philosophy honoris causa, Hebrew University
  • 2008 Doctor of Philosophy honoris causa, Aarhus University

Awards, Prizes and Medals
  • 1980 FEBS Anniversary Prize.
  • 1986 Novo Biotechnology Award (The 2nd triennial).
  • 1986 Charmian Medal of the Royal Society of Chemistry (for Enzyme Chemistry).
  • 1991 Gabor Medal of the Royal Society (for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology).
  • 1992 Max Tishler Lecture and Prize, Harvard (Chemistry).
  • 1993 Datta Lecture and Medal, FEBS, Stockholm 1993
  • 1993 Jubilee Lecture and the Harden Medal of the Biochemical Society
  • 1996 Feldberg Foundation Prize
  • 1997 Distinguished Service Award, Miami Nature Biotechnology Winter Symposium
  • 1998 Davy Medal of the Royal Society (for Chemistry)
  • 1999 Anfinsen Award of the Protein Society
  • 1999 Laureate of the "Chaire Bruylants", Louvain
  • 1999 Natural Products Award of the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • 2001 Stein and Moore Award of the Protein Society
  • 2003 Knight Bachelor
  • 2005 Bader Award of the American Chemical Society (for Bio-organic Chemistry)
  • 2005 Linderstrøm-Lang Prize and Medal (Denmark)
  • 2008 Bijvoet Medal, Utrecht University
  • 2008 G.N. Lewis Medal, Berkeley
  • 2008 Royal Medal of the Royal Society
  • 2009 Wilhelm Exner Medal (Austria)


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