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12 February 2020
RSC Award Symposium - Rita and John Cornforth Award
Presented By Professor Tuomas Knowles and Professor Michele Vendruscolo (Co-Directors of the Centre for Misfolding Diseases, University of Cambridge)
- 15.00 - 17.30
About this event
15:00-16:00 - Prof. T. Knowles - Kinetics of protein aggregation
16:00-16:30 - Coffee break
16:30-17:30 - Prof. M. Vendruscolo - Structure-Activity Relationship by Kinetics for Drug Discovery in Protein Misfolding Diseases
Professor Tuomas Knowles
Tuomas Knowles studied Biology at the University of Geneva, and Physics at ETH Zurich. He moved to Cambridge in 2004 to work towards his PhD in the Cavendish Laboratory and the Nanoscience Centre. In 2008 he was elected to a Research Fellowship at St John’s College, Cambridge, and was then appointed to a University Lectureship in Physical Chemistry in 2010, joining the faculty at the Department of Chemistry in Cambridge. He then successively held a University Readership between 2013 and 2015 and a Professorship since 2015 in the Department of Chemistry. Since 2016 he is Professor of Physical Chemistry and Biophysics in the Department of Chemistry and at the Cavendish Laboratory, and is co-director of the Cambridge Centre for Protein Misfolding Diseases in Cambridge.
Professor Michele Vendruscolo
Michele Vendruscolo studied Physics at the University of Trieste, Italy, obtaining a PhD in Condensed Matter Physics in 1996. Later that year he moved to the Weizmann Institute, Israel, as a Sir Charles Clore Postdoctoral Fellow, and in 1999 he joined the University of Oxforb as an EMBO Long-Term Fellow. In 2001 he moved to the University of Cambridge with successive appointments as Royal Society University Research Fellow, Lecturer, Reader, and, from 2010, Professor of Biophysics at the Department of Chemistry. He is currently co-director of the Centre for Misfolding Diseases and director of the Chemistry of Health Laboratory at the University of Cambridge.