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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

Education

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

Career

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

Publications

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

Recreations

book collecting, opera

Address

Birkbeck College, Malet Street WC1E 7HX

Clubs

Athenæum