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Abell, Prof. Christopher locked

PhD; FRS 2016; FMedSci

Born Fulford 11 Nov. 1957; s of Norman and Barbara Abell; m 1981, Dr Katherine Tang; one s

Professor of Biological Chemistry, since 2002, and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, since 2016, University of Cambridge; Fellow, since 1986, and Todd-Hamied Fellow, since 1997, Christ’s College, Cambridge


St John’s Coll., Cambridge (BA 1st Cl. Chem. 1979; PhD Chem. 1982)


SERC NATO Postdoctoral Fellow, Brown Univ., RI, 1982–83; Res. Fellow, King’s Coll., Cambridge, 1983–86; University of Cambridge: demonstrator, 1984–88, Lectr, 1988–89, Reader, 1999–2002, Dept of Chemistry; Dir of Postdoctoral Affairs, 2013–15. Co-Founder and Mem., Scientific Adv. Bd, Astex Therapeutics, then Astex Pharmaceuticals, 1999–; Co-Founder and Dir, Sphere Fluidics, 2010–; Co-Founder: Akubio, 2002; Aqdot, 2013. Iberdrola Vis. Prof., Univ. of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 1999–2000; David P. Craig Vis. Prof., ANU, 2003; Vis. Prof., Univ. Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, 2008–09; Erskine Fellow, 2000, BIC Internat. Fellow, 2011, Univ. of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ. FMedSci 2012


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Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, Lensfield Road, Cambridge CB2 1EW