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Prof. Douglas Kell
Research Chair in Bioanalytical Sciences,
School of Chemistry
and Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre,
University of Manchester,
131, Princess St,
MANCHESTER M1 7DN.
United Kingdom
Prof. Douglas Kell


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  Personal

Email:
Tel: +44 (0)161 306 4492
Fax: +44 (0)161 306 4556

Place of birth: London, U.K. Date of birth: 7 April 1953

Marital status: Married, 1 son (DoB 3-8-92), 2 daughters (DoB 15-7-95 and 27-3-98)


  Education

Primary and Secondary education:

Hydneye House, Sussex (pix), 1961-66, Bradfield College, Berkshire (Top Scholar), 1966 - 1970. 'A' Levels: Physics (A), Chemistry (A), Pure & Applied Mathematics (B).

University record:

B.A. (Hons) Biochemistry, St John's College, Oxford (1975), Class 2-1, with Distinction in Chemical Pharmacology.

Senior Scholar of St John's College, Oxford. M.A. (Oxon) 1978.

D.Phil. (Oxon) 1978; thesis title: "The Bioenergetics of Paracoccus denitrificans".


  Postdoctoral work

SRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1978 - 1980. Project title: "Energy Coupling in Methanogenic Bacteria".

Postdoctoral Research Assistant, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1980 - 1981. Project title: "Butyricin 7423 and the membrane H+-ATPase of Clostridium pasteurianum".

SERC Advanced Fellow, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1981 - 1983. Project title: "Novel approaches to the understanding of protonmotive systems in bacteria".

'New Blood' lecturer in Microbial Physiology, Department of Botany & Microbiology, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1983 - 1988.

Director, Aber Instruments Ltd, 1988 -

Reader in Microbiology, Dept of Biological Sciences, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1988 - 1992.

Personal Chair, University of Wales, 1992 - 2002

Director of Research, Institute of Biological Sciences, UW Aberystwyth, 1997-2002.

Director, Aber Genomic Computing (now Predictive Solutions Ltd), 2001 -

EPSRC/RSC Research Chair in Bioanalytical Sciences, Dept of Chemistry, UMIST. 2002 - (since 2004 School of Chemistry, University of Manchester)


  Awards and Distinctions

1986 Recipient of the Fleming Award of the Society for General Microbiology, awarded annually by the Society "in recognition of outstanding research by a young microbiologist working in the UK or the Republic of Ireland".

1986/87 Co-recipient (with Dr R.W.Todd) of one of 12 SMART Awards (Phase I and Phase II) for novel instrumentation from the Department of Trade and Industry, for "the development of an electronic biomass probe".

1989/1990 Co-recipient (with colleagues from Aber Instruments) of a SMART Award (Phase I and Phase II) from the Department of Trade and Industry for the development of "An automated bacterial colony counter".

1999 Fellow of the Institute of Biology (CBiol FI Biol)

2002 DTI Beacon Award in collaboration with Mike White (Liverpool University), Steve Oliver and Norman Paton (University of Manchester).

2004 Royal Society of Chemistry Interdisciplinary Award

2005 FEBS/IUBMB Theodor Bücher medal and lecture.

2005 Royal Society/Wolfson Merit Award.

2005 Royal Society of Chemistry Chemical Biology Award

2006 SAC/RSC Gold Medal



  Miscellaneous

Some links I may find useful are here.

Click here for a picture of the boss (ca 200 kbytes) and here for a more action-packed one (ca 295 kbytes), here for the 2nd newest boss (ca 150 kbytes) and here for our newest addition.

Click to see the list of some publications of the group. My Community of Science entry is here.


  Contact Details

If you wish to contact me, please use the following contact details:

E-mail: 
Address:
School of Chemistry and The Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre
The University of Manchester
131, Princess St, Manchester M1 7DN
United Kingdom
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