Valerie O'Donnell#


Valerie ODonnell
Membership Number:5322
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Elected:2020
ORCID:0000-0003-4089-8460
Homepage: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/126613-odonnell-valerie



Present and Previous Positions
  • May 2017 - 2020 Director, Division of Infection and Immunity, School of Medicine, Cardiff University
  • Jan 2015 Co-Director, Systems Immunity Research Institute, Cardiff University
  • Jan 2014 - Oct 2014 Dean of Research, School of Medicine, Cardiff University
  • May 2012 - Dec 2013 Dean of Research (Acting/Deputy), School of Medicine, Cardiff University
  • Aug 2008 - ongoing Professor, Dept of Medical Biochemistry, Cardiff University, UK
  • July 2008 - present Honorary Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of the Republic, Montevideo
  • Aug 2002 - Aug 2008 Wellcome Trust Senior Lecturer (University Award), then Reader, Dept of Medical Biochemistry, Cardiff University, UK
  • Jan 1999 - July 2002 Wellcome Trust Research Career Development Fellow, Depts of Pharmacology & Medical Biochemistry, University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff, UK
  • Jun 1996 - Dec 1998 Parker B. Francis Research Fellow (Dir: Professor B.A. Freeman), Department of Anesthesiology, Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA
  • Jan 1994 - Jun 1996 European Union Biotech Fellow (Marie Curie scheme) (Dir: Professor A. Azzi) Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Bern, Switzerland.

Fields of Scholarship
  • Inflammation biology
  • Lipid biochemistry
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Blood clotting
  • Free radical biology
  • Platelets
  • Cardiovascular disease

Honours and Awards
  • 2020 Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences
  • 2019 Journal of Lipid Research Lectureship Award
  • Feb 2014 - 2019 European Research Council Advanced Investigator
  • Aug 2016 Wolfson Research Merit Award, Royal Society
  • April 2015 Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales,
  • June 2013 Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology,
  • Since 2008 Honorary Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of the Republic, Montevideo
  • March 2008 Marie Curie Excellence Award (EU), Brussels
  • 2002 - 2007 Wellcome Trust University Award, Cardiff University
  • 2004 Iron Bolt Award, Gordon Research Conference on Oxygen Radicals
  • 1999 - 2002 Wellcome Trust RCD Fellowship, Cardiff University
  • 1997 - 1999 Parker B Francis Pulmonary Fellowship, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • 1995 - 1996 European Union Marie Curie Fellowship, University of Berne, Switzerland

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