Kenneth Murray#


Kenneth Murray
Sadly, this member passed away.
Email:k.murray 'at' ed.ac.uk
Membership Number:87
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Username:kmurray
Elected:1988


Kenneth Murray passed away April 7, 2013.

Positions Held
  • 1967-1998 Professor of Molecular Biology at the University of Edinburgh
  • 1979-1982 Director of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany
  • 1964-1967 Postodoctoral worker in Fred Sanger's laboratory at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology at Cambridge University
  • 1960-1964 Postdoctoral worker in Murray Luck's laboratory at Stanford University
  • 1959 PhD in Microbiology from Birmingham University

Fields of Scholarship
  • Molecular biology
  • Vaccine against viral hepatitis B
  • Genetic engineering

Honours and Awards
  • Founder and Chairman of the Darwin Trust of Edinburgh
  • Member of the Academia Europaea
  • 1979 Member of the Royal Society
  • 1983 Award of the Willem Meindart de Hoop Prize
  • 1992 Saltire Society (Edinburgh) Scientific Award
  • 1993 Knight Bachelor for his contributions to science
  • 2000 Royal Medal of the Royal Society of Edinburgh by the Queen
  • 2010 Lifetime achievement award from Nexus Life Sciences


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