2019 Interdisciplinary Prize Winner


Professor Nigel Scrutton

Professor Nigel Scrutton

The University of Manchester

 

 

Awarded for outstanding contributions to enzyme and photoreceptor biophysics and catalysis.

 

 


About the Winner


Nigel is Director of the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (MIB), which comprises 50 leading research groups from across all Faculties. Nigel received a first class degree in Biochemistry and was awarded the Robson prize from the University of London, King's College (1985). He gained his PhD (1988) as a Benefactors' Scholar (St John's College) and his ScD (2003) from the University of Cambridge. At Cambridge he was awarded the Henry Humphreys research prize (1989), held a Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 Research Fellowship (1988-91), a St John's College Research Fellowship (1989-92) and a Royal Society University Research Fellowship (1991-1999). 

Nigel has published over 420 scientific papers, holds several patents, and has edited 3 volumes on enzyme chemistry, quantum biology, biocatalysis, synthetic biology and bioengineering. He has held contiguous externally funded research fellowships for 29 years, including an EPSRC Established Career Fellowship, BBSRC Professorial Fellowship, Lister Institute Fellowship, Royal Society University Research Fellowship, Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 Research Fellowship, and a Research Fellowship of St John's College at the University of Cambridge. Nigel is Principal Investigator and Director of the BBSRC/EPSRC Synthetic Biology Research Centre 'SYNBIOCHEM' at Manchester and the recently established EPSRC/BBSRC Future Biomanufacturing Research Hub. He co-founded the spin out company C3 Biotechnologies Ltd in 2015. His research interests have been centred on understanding the biophysical basis of enzyme catalysis and the mechanisms of photoreceptor proteins, as well as using this information to drive new applications through synthetic biology and bioengineering


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