Corday-Morgan Prize 2017 Winner


Professor Tuomas Knowles
Professor Tuomas Knowles
University of Cambridge

 

Awarded for his fundamental work on the mechanism of amyloid aggregation, including the discovery of the role of secondary nucleation

 


About the Winner


Tuomas Knowles studied Biology at the University of Geneva, and Physics at ETH Zurich, where he graduated in 2004. He moved to Cambridge in 2004 as a graduate student working in the Cavendish Laboratory and the Nanoscience Centre. In 2008 he was elected to a Research Fellowship at St John's College, Cambridge, and was then appointed to a University Lectureship in Physical Chemistry in 2010, joining the faculty at the Department of Chemistry in Cambridge. He then successively held a University Readership between 2013 and 2015 and a Professorship since 2015 in the Department of Chemistry. Since 2016 he is Professor of Physical Chemistry and Biophysics in the Department of Chemistry and at the Cavendish Laboratory, and is co-director of the Cambridge Centre for Protein Misfolding Diseases in Cambridge. His research focuses on bringing together the development and application of new theoretical and experimental approaches based on Physical Chemistry with key biomedical problems, in particular the molecular basis of neurodegeneration.


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