Karen Vousden#

Email:k.vousden 'at' beatson.gla.ac.uk
Membership Number:3933
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Username:kvousden
Homepage: http://beatson.gla.ac.uk


Present and Previous Positions
  • 2002 - present Director of the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, Glasgow UK
  • 1999 - 2002 Chief, Regulation of Cell Growth Laboratory, NCI-FCRDC, Frederick, USA
  • 1996 - 1999 Laboratory Director, Molecular Virology and Carcinogenesis, NCI-FCRDC, Frederick, USA
  • 1995 - 1996 Section Head, Molecular Carcinogenesis, NCI-FCRDC, Frederick, USA
  • 1992 - 1995 Associate Member, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, London UK
  • 1987 - 1992 Assistant Member, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, London UK
  • 1985 - 1987 Visiting Fellow, NCI, Bethesda, USA
  • 1981 - 1985 Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Cancer Research, London, UK

Fields of Scholarship
  • Tumour suppression by p53
  • Metabolic transformation
  • Ubiquitin modification and protein degradation
  • Regulation of apoptosis

Honours and Awards
  • 2014 Elected to EMBO Council
  • 2014 Elected Fellow of AAAS
  • 2014 Norman Heatley Lecture, Oxford
  • 2012 ECDO Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2012 Elected to AACR Board of Directors
  • 2012 7th most influential woman in Scotland
  • 2012 The Margaret Vogt Lecture, SALK, San Diego
  • 2012 ERC Advanced Grant
  • 2010 Commander of the British Empire
  • 2010 The Almroth-Wright lecture
  • 2009 Scottish Woman of the Year (Wisdom)
  • 2009 RSE Royal Medal
  • 2009 Fellow of the European Academy of Cancer Sciences
  • 2008 The Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins Medal
  • 2008 The Mike Price Lecture
  • 2008 Honorary DSc, University of Strathclyde
  • 2006 Honorary DSc, University of London
  • 2006 Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences
  • 2004 Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
  • 2004 Member of EMBO
  • 2003 Tom Connors Award Lecture, BACR
  • 2003 Fellow of the Royal Society
  • 2001 NIH Merit Award for Major Contributions to Research
  • 1998 Tenovus Gold Medal

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