John Walker Curriculum vitae#


Education
  • 1960 - 1969 St. Catherine’s College, University of Oxford
  • 1965 - 1969 Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford
  • 1969 M. A. and D. Phil. degrees from University of Oxford

Employment
  • 1969 - 1971 Postdoctoral Fellow at The School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin, Madison, U. S. A.
  • 1971 - 1972 NATO Fellow at the CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
  • 1972 - 1974 EMBO Fellow at the Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
  • 1974 - 1982 Scientific Staff Member, The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge
  • 1982 - 1987 Senior Scientist, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge
  • 1987 - 1998 Special Appointment, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge
  • 1998 - present Director of The MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit (formerly the MRC Dunn Human Nutrition Unit), Cambridge

Honours and Awards
  • 1959 A. T. Clay Gold Medal for academic distinction
  • 1983 Member of European Molecular Biology Organisation
  • 1994 Johnson Foundation Prize, University of Pennsylvania Medical School, Philadelphia, U. S. A.
  • 1995 Fellow of The Royal Society, London
  • 1995 Smith-Kline Beecham Visiting Professor to the U. S. A. of The Royal Society of Medicine Foundation
  • 1995 CIBA Medal and Prize of The Biochemical Society, London
  • 1996 The Peter Mitchell Medal of the European Bioenergetics Congress
  • 1997 The Gaetano Quagliariello Prize for Mitochondrial Research from the University of Bari, Italy
  • 1997 Nobel Prize in Chemistry (jointly with P. D. Boyer and J. C. Skou)
  • 1997 Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge
  • 1998 Member of The Academia Europaea
  • 1998 Honorary Doctor of Science, Bradford University
  • 1998 Honorary Member of The Biochemical Society
  • 1998 Honorary Fellow of St. Catherine’s College, Oxford
  • 1998 Founding Fellow of The Academy of Medical Sciences, London
  • 1998 Honorary Doctor of Science, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1998 Honorary Doctor of Science, University of Huddersfield
  • 1999 Knight Bachelor
  • 1999 Foreign Member of The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 1999 Honorary Doctor of Science, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology
  • 1999 Honorary Doctor of Science, Oxford University
  • 1999 Honorary Doctor of Science, Groningen University, The Netherlands
  • 1999 Honorary Doctor of Science, University of Leeds
  • 2000 Honorary Member of The British Biophysical Society
  • 2000 Millennium Fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry
  • 2000 The Messel Medal of The Society of Chemistry and Industry
  • 2001 Honorary Professorship, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China
  • 2002 Honorary Fellowship of The Institute of Biology
  • 2002 Honorary Doctor of Science, Royal Holloway College, University of London
  • 2002 Professor of Molecular Bioenergetics, University of Cambridge
  • 2003 Honorary Doctor of Science, University of Sussex
  • 2003 Foreign Member of L’Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome, Italy
  • 2004 Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences, U. S. A.
  • 2004 2003 Royal Society of Chemistry Award for Biomembrane Chemistry
  • 2004 JSPS Award for Eminent Scientists, Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science
  • 2004 Honorary Doctor of Science, University of Liverpool
  • 2006 Honorary Doctor of Science, University of East Anglia
  • 2007 Honorary Doctor of Science and Professor, Moscow State University, Russia
  • 2007 Doctor Honoris Causa, University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
  • 2007 Honorary Doctor of Science, Toyo University, Kawagoe, Japan
  • 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award for “Molecular mechanisms in mitochondria and associated human diseases” from GeneExpression Systems Inc, Waltham, Masachusetts, U. S. A.

Named Lectures
  • 1994 Nathan Kaplan Memorial Lecture, University of California at San Diego, U. S. A.
  • 1995 Novo-Nordisk Lecture, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1995 The Krebs Lecture, Sheffield University, U. K.
  • 1996 The CIBA Lecture, Biochemical Society, London
  • 1996 The Peter Mitchell Lecture, EBEC Conference, Louvain, Belgium
  • 1996 The Lecturer of the Year, The Netherlands Biochemical Society
  • 1998 First Chiron Lecture, Marburg University, Germany
  • 1998 The Inaugural Rodney Porter Lecture, Oxford University
  • 1998 The Seventh Norman Heatley Lecture, Oxford University
  • 1999 The Inaugural Albert Neuberger Memorial Lecture, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 1999 The Inaugural John Kendrew Memorial Lecture, The Weizmann Institute, Rehovoth, Israel
  • 1999 The FECS (Federation of European Chemical Societies) Lecture, IUPAC Meeting, Berlin, Germany
  • 1999 The EMBO Lecture, Biochemical Society Meeting, Cork, Ireland
  • 1999 The Eraldo Antonini Lecture, 44th Annual Congress of the Italian Biochemical Society, Sardinia, Italy
  • 2000 The Eyring Lectures, University of Arizona, Phoenix, Arizona, U. S. A.
  • 2000 The Messel Lecture of The Society of Chemistry and Industry
  • 2000 The Kunio Yagi Lecture, The 18th IUBMB Meeting, Birmingham, U. K.
  • 2000 The James Orten Lecture, Wayne State University, Detroit, U. S. A.
  • 2000 The Jerry Weisbach Lecture, Rockefeller University, New York, U. S. A.
  • 2000 The Third Zawicki Lecture, Rothamstead, U. K.
  • 2001 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Lecture, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
  • 2001 The Varandani Memorial Lecture, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, U. S. A.
  • 2002 The Darwin Lecture Series 2002. 2nd lecture on “Power in the Cell”. Darwin College, Cambridge University, U. K.
  • 2002 The Ada Doisy Lecture, University of Illinois, Urbana, U. S. A.
  • 2002 The Chilton Foundation Lecture, University of Texas, Dallas, U. S. A.
  • 2002 The Prichett Lecture, University of Birmingham, Alabama, U. S. A.
  • 2003 The GlaxoSmithKline Placement Prize Lecture, University of Bath, U. K.
  • 2003 Ceremonial Opening Lecture, Center for Membrane Proteomics, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt, Germany
  • 2003 Clayton Foundation Lecture, University of Texas at Austin, Texas, U. S. A.
  • 2003 Dean’s Distinguished Seminar Speaker, University of Colorado Health Science Center, Denver, Colorado, U. S. A.
  • 2003 Georgi-Militzer Award Lecture, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, U. S. A
  • 2003 The Calbiochem Lectures, University of California at San Diego, California, U. S. A.
  • 2004 The 17th John Colter Lecture, University of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • 2005 The Wills Lecture, Queen Mary, University of London, U. K.
  • 2005 Lars Ernster Lecture on Bioenergetics, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Stockholm University, Sweden.
  • 2006 The Royal Society of Chemistry Biomembrane Chemistry Award Lecture, London, U. K.
  • 2006 The EMBO Nobel Lecture, Sheffield, U. K.
  • 2006 Meeting to commemorate the 100th anniversity of the birth of Professor Aleessandro Rossi Fanelli (founder of the Rome Biochemistry School and Academic Secretary of the Lincei for many years), Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome, Italy
  • 2007 Harold Ackroyd Inaugural Memorial Lecture, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, U. K.
  • 2007 Honorary Lecture for the 150th birthday of A. N. Bakh, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
  • 2007 Inaugural Maurice Wilkins Lecture, Maurice Wilkins Centre for Biodiscovery, Auckland, New Zealand
  • 2007 EMBO Lecture Queenstown Molecular Biology Meeting, New Zealand
  • 2008 MRC Lecture, American Society of Toxicology Meeting, Seattle, U. S. A.
  • 2008 The Inaugural Baddiley Lecture, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, U. K.
  • 2009 Max Gruber Lecture, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
  • 2009 The Ruysch Lecture, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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