James Naismith#


James Naismith
Membership Number:6042
Membership type:ORDINARY
Section:BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Affiliated section(s):CHEMICAL SCIENCES
Elected:2022
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Homepage(s):http://www.rfi.ac.uk
ORCID:0000-0001-6744-5061
Twitter:@jhnaismith
Linkedin:https://www.linkedin.com/in/jim-naismith-4908b316/




Present and Previous Positions
  • 2017,09 - current Interim then permanent (from 2019, 06) Director, Rosalind Franklin Institute
  • 2017,06 - current Professor of Structural Biology, University of Oxford
  • 2017,06 - 2019,06 Director of the Rosalind Franklin Institute
  • 1995,01 - 2017,06 Lecturer, Reader and Bishop Wardlaw Professor & Director of BSRC, University of St Andrews
  • 1993,01 - 1994,12 NATO post-doctoral Fellow, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre, Dallas, TX
  • 1989,10 - 1992,09 Carnegie Scholar and PhD student in Structural Biology, Thesis Prize, University of Manchester
  • 1985,10 - 1989,06 BSc student, Chemistry, 1st Class, Class Medal, University of Edinburgh

Fields of Scholarship
  • Chemical biology
  • Membrane proteins
  • Pathogenic bacteria
  • Enzyme mechanism
  • Natural products
  • Structural biology

Honours and Awards
  • 2022 Horizon Price, The Royal Society of Chemistry (Awarded to the nanobody team)
  • 2018 Tilden Prize, The Royal Society of Chemistry (Awarded to the scientist who has done the most to advance chemistry)
  • 2016 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 2014 Fellow of Royal Society (UK Science Academy)
  • 2014 Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award
  • 2012 Fellow of the Academy of Medical Science (UK Medical Science Academy)
  • 2012 Rita & John Cornforth Award, The Royal Society of Chemistry (Awarded to a team (CCP4))
  • 2012 - 2018 Advanced ERC Grant (TNT-NCB)
  • 2010 Member of European Molecular Biology Organisation
  • 2005 Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, (Scotland's Academy of Arts & Science)
  • 2009 Jeremy Knowles Medal, The Royal Society of Chemistry ( under 55 most meritorious contribution to Chemical Biology)
  • 2004 Corday-Morgan Medal, The Royal Society of Chemistry (aged 36 or under, most significant contribution to chemistry)
  • 2004 Colworth Medal, The Biochemical Society (most promising Biochemist in the UK aged 36 or under)
  • 2001 Leverhulme Trust Molecular Biology Prize, The Leverhulme Trust ( most significant contribution under 40)
  • 2000 Carbohydrate Chemistry Prize 2000, The Royal Society of Chemistry
  • 2000 - 2005 BBSRC Career Development Fellowship
  • 1000 Talent Scholar (Chinese Academy of Science)

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