Hugh R.B. Pelham - Curriculum Vitae#


Education and Employment
  • 1972: Entrance Scholar, Christ's College, University of Cambridge.
  • 1975: B.A. (honours) degree in Biochemistry, 1st class.
  • 1975-78: Research student, Dept. of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, UK. Supervisors: Drs Richard Jackson and Tim Hunt
  • 1978: Ph.D. degree, University of Cambridge.
  • 1978-84: Junior Research Fellow, Christ's College, University of Cambridge.
  • 1979-81: Postdoctoral fellow with Dr Don Brown, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Dept. of Embryology, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
  • 1981- Staff member, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge (tenured from 1986).
  • 1987-88: On leave of absence at the Institute for Molecular Biology II, University of Zürich, Switzerland.
  • 1992-95 Joint Head, Division of Cell Biology, MRC LMB.
  • 1995-2006 Head, Division of Cell Biology, MRC LMB.
  • 1996-2006 Deputy Director, MRC LMB.
  • 2006- Director, MRC LMB

Awards (postgraduate)

  • Junior Research Fellow, Christ’s College Cambridge (1978-84)
  • Member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (1985)
  • Fellow of the Royal Society (1988)
  • Fellow of the Academia Europaea (1991)
  • Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences (1998)
  • Colworth medal of the Biochemical Society (1988)
  • EMBO gold medal (1989).
  • Louis Jeantet Prize for Medicine (1991).
  • The King Faisal International Prize for Science (1996)
  • Royal Society Croonian Lecture and medal (1999)

Selected international named lectures/tours:

  • FEBS lecturer (lecture tour of Europe)
  • Royal Society Florey Lecture (tour of Australia)
  • Edsall Lecture (Harvard University)
  • Bernard Axelrod Lecture (Purdue University)

Editorial boards

  • On Editorial Boards of:
    • Trends in Cell Biology (1991- )
    • Current Opinion in Cell Biology (1995-2009)
    • EMBO Journal (1989-91; 1999-2008)
    • EMBO Reports (2000-2008)
    • The New Biologist (1989-90)
    • Structure (1993-98)

  • Associate Editor:
    • Cell (1986-2009)
    • Molecular Biology of the Cell (1998-2002)

Other Advisory Boards, etc.

  • PPL Ltd. Scientific Advisory Board (1989-1992).
  • Royal Society Sectional Committee 6 (1989-1992; 1998-2001)
  • ARIAD inc. Scientific Advisory Board (1992-1997)
  • European Molecular Biology laboratory Scientific Advisory Committee (1994-1999)
  • MRC Molecular and Cellular Medicine Board (1994-1998)
  • MRC Laboratory of Molecular Cell Biology Steering Committee (1994-1998)
  • MRC Strategy Development Group (2000-2003)
  • Cambridge Institute of Medical Research Scientific Advisory Committee (2000-2002)
  • Cambridge Antibody Technology Scientific Advisory Board (2001-2004)
  • Imperial Cancer Research Fund Academic Development Committee (2002-2004)
  • Cancer Research UK Scientific Promotions and Salaries Assessment Panel (2003-2006)
  • Louis Jeantet Foundation Science Committee (2001-2007)
  • MRC Milstein fund initiative panel (chair) (2006- )
  • Trustee and Governing Board member, The Babraham Institute (2007- )
  • Trustee and Governing Board member, MRC Technology (2007- )
  • Trustee, The Max Perutz Fund (1995- )

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