Janet Thornton#


Janet Thornton
Email:thornton 'at' ebi.ac.uk
Membership Number:3918
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Username:jthornton
Homepage: http://www.ebi.ac.uk/research/thornton





Present and Previous Positions
  • 2001 Director, European Bioinformatics Institute, EMBL
  • 1998 - 2001 Director of the BBSRC ‘Centre for Structural Biology’ at Birkbeck College and University College London
  • 1996 - 2001 Head, Joint Research School in Biomolecular Sciences, Crystallography Department, Birkbeck College and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Department, University College London
  • 1994 - 2001 Bernal Chair, Crystallography Department, Birkbeck College
  • 1990 - 2001 Professor of Biomolecular Structure, Director of 'Unit of Biomolecular Structure & Modelling', Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University College London
  • 1989 - 1990 Senior Lecturer at Birkbeck College
  • 1983 - 1989 Lecturer at Birkbeck College
  • 1979 - 1983 SERC Advanced Fellow, Crystallography Department, Birkbeck College, University of London
  • 1978 Research Scientist, Molecular Pharmacology, National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill
  • 1973 - 1978 Research Assistant, Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics, University of Oxford

Fields of Scholarship
  • Bioinformatics
  • Structural biology
  • Molecular biology
  • Protein structure
  • Ageing

Honours and Awards
  • 2012 Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire
  • 2010 The Times: “The Eureka 100” Most Influential Scientists, UK
  • 2010 Genome Valley Excellence Award – BioAsia India
  • 2009 The 2009 Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin Award
  • 2007 Premio Citta di Firenze sulle Scienze Molecari 2007 City of Florence prize ceremony, Florence, Italy
  • 2005 ISCB Senior Scientist Accomplishment Award
  • 2003 National Lecturer, Biophysical Society 2003 Annual Meeting
  • 2003 Foreign Associate, National Academy of Sciences, USA
  • 2000 Lister Institute Fellowship Panel
  • 2000 Hans Neurath Award, Protein Society
  • 2002 Feodor Lynen Medal
  • 2002 Extraordinary Fellow, Churchill College, Cambridge
  • 2002 Honorary Professor, University of Cambridge
  • 2001 Commander of the British Empire - CBE
  • 2001 Member of EMBO
  • 1999 - 2003 Member of BBSRC Strategy Board
  • 1999 Fellow of the Royal Society
  • 1991 Pfizer Academic Award for Excellence in Research
  • 1986 Ronald Tress Prize for Research

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