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Latchman, Prof. David Seymour free

Latchman, Prof. David Seymour free

CBE 2010

Born 22 Jan. 1956; s of Emanuel Latchman and Ella Latchman (née Wohl); m 2002, Hannah Garson; one s

Professor of Genetics, and Vice-Chancellor (formerly Master) of Birkbeck College, University of London, since 2003; Professor of Human Genetics, University College London, since 1999


Haberdashers’ Aske’s Sch.; Queens’ Coll., Cambridge (BA 1978; MA 1981; PhD 1981); DSc London 1994


FRCPath 1999; FRCSEd 2017. Lectr in Molecular Genetics, Dept of Biology, UCL, 1984–88; Dir, Med. Molecular Biology Unit and Reader in Molecular Biology, Dept of Biochemistry, UCL and Middlesex Sch. of Medicine, 1988–91; University College London: Prof. of Molecular Pathology, 1991–99; Head, Div. of Pathol., 1995–99; Dir, Windeyer Inst. of Med. Scis, 1996–99; Dep. Hd, UCL Graduate Sch., 1998–99; Dean, Inst. of Child Health, UCL and Great Ormond Street Hosp. for Children, 1999–2002. Chm., Sci. Expert Adv. Cttee, Univ. of London, 1988–97. External Examiner: Brunel Univ., 1993–97; Nottingham Univ., 1999–2002; Mem., Examng Panel in Genetics, RCPath, 1999–. Member: Med. Adv. Panel, Parkinson’s Disease Soc., 1995–2008 (Dep. Chm., 1997–2008); MRC Adv. Bd, 1997–2004; Project Grants Cttee, BHF, 1998–2002; Sci. Policy Adv. Cttee, 1998–2009 (Chm., 2003–09), Nat. Biol Standards Bd, 2002–09, Nat. Inst. for Biol Standards and Control; Home Office Nat. DNA Database Ethics Gp, 2011–18; DoH Genetics and Insurance Cttee, 2002–09; Health Protection Agency Bd, 2003–07; HEFCE Res. Strategy Cttee, 2003–06; MRC Coll. of Experts, 2004–; UUK Res. Strategy Cttee, 2004–; Bd, UUK, 2013–16 (Mem., England and NI Council, 2007–11; Mem., Membership Cttee, 2015–); Lifelong Learning Commn, Labour, 2019–; Lifelong Loan Entitlement Steering Gp, DFE, 2022–. Non-exec. Dir, Gt Ormond St Hosp. for Children NHS Trust, 2001–02; Chairman: London ‘Ideas’ Genetic Knowledge Park, 2002–09; London Higher, 2006–10 (Mem. Bd, 2019–). Member, Council: Lifelong Learning UK, 2005–11; CBI London, 2009–13; Promote London, 2009–10; Member, Board: London Skills and Employment Bd, 2009–10; London First, 2009–18; Bd Observer, LDA, 2006–12; Governor: SOAS, 2004–09; LSHTM, 2004–09 (Mem. Bd of Mgt, 2004–09); Mem., Bd of Trustees, Univ. of London, 2011–18. Pres., The Maccabaeans, 2007–. FRSA 2003; FKC 2014. Haldane Lectr, 1994, Crabtree Orator, 1997 (Pres., 2008), Sainer Lectr, 2007, Roth Lectr, 2011, UCL. Dep. Chm., Editl Bd, Biochemical Jl, 1995–97


Gene Regulation, 1990, 5th edn 2005; Eukaryotic Transcription Factors, 1991, 5th edn 2008; (ed) Transcription Factors: a practical approach, 1993, 2nd edn 1999; (ed) From Genetics to Gene Therapy, 1994; (ed) PCR applications in Pathology, 1995; (ed) Genetic Manipulation of the Nervous System, 1995; (ed) Basic Molecular and Cell Biology, 1997; (ed) Landmarks in Gene Regulation, 1997; (ed) Stress Proteins, 1999; (ed) Viral Vectors for Treating Diseases of the Nervous System, 2003; Gene Control, 2010, 2nd edn 2015


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