Michael Ashburner#

Michael Ashburner
Sadly, this member passed away.
Membership Number:295
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM

Michael Ashburner passed away July 7, 2023.

Positions Held
  • Emeritus Professor in the Department of Genetics at University of Cambridge
  • 1994 - 2001 Research Coordinator and then Joint-Head of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory - European Bioinformatics Institute at Hinxton, Cambridge
  • 1991 Professor of Biology, University of Cambridge
  • 1979 Research Assistant at the Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge
  • 1968 PhD in genetics, University of Cambridge

Fields of Scholarship
  • Development of structured controlled vocabularies (ontologies) for use in the context of biological databases
  • Genome organization and evolution in Drosophila

Honours and Awards
  • 1990 FRS
  • 1998 G.J. Mendel Medal from the Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
  • 1999 George W. Beadle Medal of the Genetics Society of America
  • 2005 Genetics Society Medal of the UK Genetics Society
  • 2006 Franklin Award of the Bioinformatics Organization
  • 2008 Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of London

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