Jim Smith#


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Email:director 'at' nimr.mrc.ac.uk
Membership Number:2048
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:CELL & DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
Username:jsmith
Elected:2000
Homepage: http://www.crick.ac.uk/research/a-z-researchers/researchers-p-s/jim-smith/biography



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2015 Director of Research at the Francis Crick Institute
  • 2014 Deputy CEO and Chief of Strategy of the Medical Research Council
  • 2009 Director of Medical Research Council National Institute for Medical Research, London, UK
  • 2000 Director of the Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Institute for Cancer and Developmental Biology (renamed the Gurdon Institute)
  • 1984 Group Leader, then Head of Division and Head of Group, MRC-NIMR, London, UK

Fields of Scholarship
  • Cell biology
  • Growth factors
  • Cell cycle
  • Early amphibian development

Honours and Awards
  • 2013 Waddington Medal of the British Society for Developmental Biology
  • 2000 Member of the Academia Europaea
  • 2000 Feldberg Foundation Award
  • 1998 Founder Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences
  • 1993 EMBO Medal
  • 1993 Fellowship of the Royal Society
  • 1992 Member of EMBO
  • 1991 Otto Mangold Prize of the German Society for Developmental Biology
  • 1989 Zoological Society's Scientific Medal


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