Frances Mary Platt#


Frances Mary Platt
Email:frances.platt 'at' pharm.ox.ac.uk
Membership Number:4853
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:PHYSIOLOGY & NEUROSCIENCE
Username:fplatt
Elected:2018
Homepage: http://plattlab.nsms.ox.ac.uk


Present and Previous Positions
  • October 2008 Professor of Biochemistry and Pharmacology, Department of Pharmacology, University of Oxford, UK
  • April 2006 - 2008 Reader, Department of Pharmacology, University of Oxford, UK
  • Oct 1999 - 2006 Reader in Glycobiology, Glycobiology Institute, Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford, UK
  • Oct 1996 - April 2002 Lister Institute Senior Research Fellow, Glycobiology Institute, Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford, UK
  • 1993 - Oct 1996 Senior Research Fellow, Glycobiology Institute, Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford, UK
  • 1989 - 1993 Senior Research Scientist, Searle Research Group, Glycobiology Institute, Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford, UK
  • 1987 - 1989 Research Scientist, Monsanto Co., St. Louis MO, USA
  • 1986 - 1987 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Washington University Medical School, St Louis, MO, USA

Fields of Scholarship
  • Lysosomal storage disorders, pathogenesis and therapy
  • The effects of lysosomal storage on the immune system
  • Development of biomarkers for monitoring storage disease patients
  • Lysosomal dysfunction in more common diseases
  • Cell biology and pathobiology of glycosphingolipids

Honours and Awards
  • Alan Gordon Memorial Award; UK Gaucher’s Association. April 1999 (with Dr Terry Butters). Awarded in memory of Alan Gordon, to an individual or group of individuals who, in the opinion of the Award Committee of the UK Gaucher Association, has made a significant contribution to Gaucher disease, its treatment or management; or has made a significant commitment to the treatment of Gaucher disease or Gaucher patients or their families, or is particularly worthy of recognition of this Award.
  • Horst-Bickel Award November 1999 (with Dr Terry Butters). Awarded to commemorate the pioneering work of Prof Horst-Bickel in the treatment of metabolic diseases. The award is to recognise research describing a new and successful treatment of a hitherto untreatable inherited metabolic disorder and/or providing the basis for treatment by contributing importantly to fundamental biological knowledge of an inherited metabolic disease.

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