Ray Dixon#


Ray Dixon
Membership Number:5537
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Elected:2020
ORCID:0000-0002-6348-639X
Homepage: http://www.jic.ac.uk/directory/ray-dixon



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2014 - present Project Leader, Department of Molecular Microbiology, John Innes Centre and co-Director of the CAS-JIC Centre for Excellence in Plant and Microbial Sciences (located in Beijing and Shanghai)
  • 2009 - 2013 Head of Department of Molecular Microbiology, John Innes Centre
  • 1998 - present Honorary Professor, School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia
  • 1995 - 2009 Research Group Leader Department of Molecular Microbiology John Innes Centre, Norwich UK
  • 1987 - 1995 Senior Principal Scientific Officer, AFRC Nitrogen Fixation Laboratory, University of Sussex (individual merit)
  • 1978 - 1987 Principal Scientific Officer, AFRC Nitrogen Fixation Laboratory
  • 1976 - 1978 Senior Scientific Officer, AFRC Unit of Nitrogen Fixation, University of Sussex
  • 1975 - 1976 Higher Scientific Officer, AFRC Unit of Nitrogen Fixation, University of Sussex , Brighton
  • 1975,05 - 1975,08 Visiting Research Fellow ,Biological Research Center, Hungarian Academy of Academy of Sciences, Szeged, Hungary
  • 1973 - 1975,04 Post-doctoral research fellowship, University of Sussex

Fields of Scholarship
  • Biological nitrogen fixation
  • Transcriptional regulation
  • Signal transduction in response to nitrogen and oxygen
  • Bacterial enhancer binding proteins
  • Synthetic biology

Honours and Awards
  • 2019 Adam Kondorosi Academia Europaea Award for Advanced Research
  • 2012 Honorary Doctorate, University of Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1999 Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS)
  • 1987 Elected Member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO)
  • 1983 Fleming Award, Society for General Microbiology

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