Nigel Hooper#


Nigel Hooper
Email:nigel.hooper 'at' manchester.ac.uk
Membership Number:4539
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Username:nhooper
Elected:2017
Homepage: https://www.research.manchester.ac.uk/portal/en/researchers/nigel-hooper(1a3e734e-f35c-43e1-a802-6cd42e6befa9).html



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2016 to date Vice Dean for Research and Innovation, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, University of Manchester
  • 2015 to date Director of Dementia Research, University of Manchester
  • 2014 to date Professor of Cell Biology, Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, University of Manchester
  • 2012 – 2014 Dean, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds
  • 2011 Pro-Dean for Research and Innovation, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds
  • 2007 – 2011 Director (Head of School), Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Leeds
  • 2001 – 2014 Professor of Biochemistry, Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Leeds.
  • 1999 – 2001 Reader in Biochemistry, School of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Leeds
  • 1989 – 1999 Lecturer and Senior Lecturer, School of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Leeds
  • 1987 – 1989 Mr & Mrs John Jaffé Donation Research Fellow of the Royal Society, Department of Biochemistry, University of Leeds

Fields of Scholarship
  • Proteases/peptidases
  • Proteolytic processing/shedding
  • GPI-anchored proteins
  • Lipid rafts
  • Angiotensin converting enzymes
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Prion biology
  • Neurodegeneration

Honours and Awards
  • 2016 Elected as Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology (FRSB), UK
  • 1988 Unilever Short-term European Fellowship, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 1987 - 1989 Mr & Mrs John Jaffé Donation Research Fellow of the Royal Society (a competitive post only one of which was awarded in the biological sciences in 1987), Department of Biochemistry, University of Leeds.
  • Plenary/invited lectures at international meetings
  • 2017 11th International Symposium on Cell Surface Macromolecules, Mohali, India
  • 2016 10th Barcelona-Pittsburgh Conference, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2014 4th International Society for Zinc in Biology meeting, Asilomar, California, USA
  • 2013 5th Protein Misfolding and Neurological Disorders Meeting, Heron Island, Australia
  • 2011 International Society for Neurochemistry meeting, Athens, Greece
  • 2009 22nd Biennial Joint Meeting of the International Society for Neurochemistry and the Asian Pacific Society for Neurochemistry, Busan, Korea
  • 2008 American Society for Investigative Pathology, Experimental Biology, San Diego, USA
  • 2007 5th International Proteolysis Society meeting, Patras, Greece
  • 2006 Gordon Conference, Angiotensin, Aussois, France
  • 2005 4th International Proteolysis Society meeting, Quebec, Canada
  • 2005 5th Eibsee meeting on Cellular Mechanisms of Alzheimer’s Disease, Germany
  • 2004 7th Jenner Glycobiology & Medicine Symposium, Oxford
  • 1999 Society for Experimental Biology meeting, Edinburgh
  • 1999 Keystone Symposium on Molecular and Cellular Biology (Metalloproteases: chemistry, biology and medicine), Tamarron, USA
  • 1997 21st German Society for Cell Biology meeting, Halle, Germany
  • 1996 37th International Conference on the Biochemistry of Lipids, Antwerp, Belgium

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