Barry V. L. Potter#


Barry V. L. Potter
Membership Number:2610
Membership type:ORDINARY
Section:CHEMICAL SCIENCES
Elected:2009
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Homepage(s):https://pharm.ox.ac.uk/team/barry-v-l-potter
http://www.univ.ox.ac.uk/univ-people/barry-potter




Present and Previous Positions
  • 2021 Emeritus Professor of Medicinal & Biological Chemistry, University of Oxford
  • 2016 Fellow, University College, Oxford
  • 2015 Professor of Medicinal & Biological Chemistry, University of Oxford
  • 2015 - 2024 Visiting Professor, University of Bath
  • 2006 - 2015 Associate Member, Dept of Pharmacology, University of Oxford
  • 2006 - 2014 Visiting Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Oxford
  • 1995 - 2015 Professor of Medicinal and Biological Chemistry, University of Bath
  • 1990 - 1995 Lister Institute Research Professor of Medicinal & Biological Chemistry, University of Bath
  • 1987 - 1990 Lister Institute Research Fellow, Leicester University
  • 1984 - 1990 Lecturer in Biological Chemistry, Leicester University
  • 1983 - 1984 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Göttingen, FRG
  • 1981 - 1984 Royal Society European Exchange Fellow at the Max-Planck-Institut für Experimentelle Medizin, Göttingen, FRG
  • 1980 - 1981 Junior Research Fellowship, Wolfson College, Oxford
  • 1979 - 1981 SRC Postdoctoral Research Assistantship, The Dyson Perrins Laboratory, Oxford
  • 1977 - 1979 SRC Research Studentship, The Dyson Perrins Laboratory, Oxford

Fields of Scholarship
  • Medicinal and biological chemistry
  • Chemical biology
  • Signal transduction chemistry
  • Enzyme mechanisms
  • Steroid chemistry
  • Biophosphates
  • Nucleosides and nucleotides
  • Anticancer drug discovery and translational and molecular medicine
  • Mechanistic enzymology
  • Carbohydrates and cyclitols
  • Synthesis

Honours and Awards
  • 1973 - 1977 Open Exhibitioner, Oxford University
  • 1978 - 1980 Graduate Scholarship, Wolfson College, Oxford
  • 1980 - 1981 Junior Research Fellowship, Oxford
  • 1990 - 1995 Lister Institute Research Professorship, Bath
  • 1990 Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • 1993 Walsh Memorial Lecturer, Dundee University
  • 1995 Membership of the Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine
  • 2000 Prestige Lectureship, Bradford University
  • 2006 - 2015 Visiting Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Oxford
  • 2007/8 Royal Society of Chemistry George and Christine Sosnovsky Award & Medal in Cancer Therapy
  • 2007/8 Royal Society of Chemistry George and Christine Sosnovsky Endowed Lecturer
  • 2007 Royal Society of Chemistry UCB-Celltech Industrially Sponsored Award & Medal for Chemical Biology
  • 2008 Fellow of the Institute of Directors
  • 2008 Fellow of the Society of Biology
  • 2008 Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences
  • 2009 Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (by Trustee invitation)
  • 2009 Member of Academia Europaea
  • 2009 Royal Society of Chemistry Biological & Medicinal Chemistry Section, Malcolm Campbell Memorial Prize & Medal
  • 2009 GlaxoSmithKline International Achievement Award
  • 2010 Royal Society of Chemistry Interdisciplinary Prize & Medal
  • 2010 - 2011 Royal Society of Chemistry Interdisciplinary Prize Endowed Lecturer
  • 2012 - European Life Science Awards - "Investigator of the Year"
  • 2015/16 - Royal Society of Chemistry, Biological & Medicinal Chemistry Section, Endowed Lectureship
  • 2018 Tu Youyou Award for Natural Product and Medicinal Chemistry
  • 2022 DSc honoris causa University of Bath



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