Prof Jason Micklefield (PhD) - personal details
Jason Micklefield is Professor of Chemical Biology within the School of Chemistry and the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology. He graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1993 with a PhD in Chemistry, working with Prof Sir Alan R. Battersby FRS to complete the first total synthesis of haem d1. He then moved to the University of Washington, USA, as a NATO postdoctoral fellow investigating various biosynthetic pathways and enzyme mechanisms with Prof Heinz G. Floss. In 1995 he began his independent research career as a Lecturer in Organic Chemistry at Birkbeck College, University of London before moving to Manchester in 1998.
Awards and Appointments
Selected Invited Lectures
Selected international conference & overseas lectures: Zing Biocatalysis Conference, Cancun, Mexico (2012); Synthetic Biology Symposium, National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC, USA (2012); Keynote, 9th Foundations of Nanoscience Meeting (FNANO12), Utah, USA (2012); Zing Natural Products, Lanzerote, Spain (2012); RSC Challenges in Chemical Biology (ISACS5), UK (2011); Plenary, XV Symposium on the Chemistry of Nucleic Acids (SCNAC), eský Krumlov, Czech Republic (2011); BASF Ludwigshafen, Germany (2010); Gordon research conference, Biocatalysis, RI, USA (2010); Frontiers in Chemical Biology, University of Leeds (2009); Firbush Conference on Bioorganic Chemistry, Scotland (2009); RSC Functional Molecules from Natural Sources, Magdalen College, Oxford (2009); Organisch-chemisches Institut, Universität Zürich, Switzerland (2009); Japan-UK Bilateral Meeting on Genomics and Biosynthesis of Antibiotic Production, Tokyo, Japan (2008); GSK, Stevenage and live broadcast to GSK R&D worldwide (2008); RSC Chemistry in the New World of Bioengineering and Synthetic Biology, Oxford (2008); 4th International Congress on Biocatalysis (Biocat2008), Hamburg, Germany, (2008); Plenary Award Lecture, IUPAC Conference on Biodiversity and Natural Products (ICOB-6 and ISCNP-26), Prince Edward Island, Canada (2008); XIV Symposium on the Chemistry of Nucleic Acids (SCNAC), eský Krumlov, Czech Republic (2008); Institut de Recherches Microbiologiques J-M Wiame, Université Libre de Bruxelles (2007); Firbush Conference on Bioorganic Chemistry (2007); 10th International Symposium on Natural Product Chemistry Karachi, Pakistan (2006); 40th European Symposium on Bio-Organic Chemistry (ESBOC), Gregynog, Wales (2006); RSC Directing Biosynthesis, Cambridge (2006); University of Marburg, Germany (2005); The 1st European Conference on Chemistry for Life Sciences, Rimini, Italy (2005); RSC Nucleic Acids Chemistry Towards Biology: 50 Years On, MRC, Cambridge (2005); Beilsein-Institut, The Chemical Theatre of Biological Systems, Bozen, Italy (2004); 7th International Symposium on Biomolecular Chemistry - ISBOC-7, Sheffield (2004); Nucleic Acid Chemical Biology, Odense, Denmark (2003); The Spinks Symposium, London (2003); Departamento de Quimica Organica, Univ de Zaragoza, Spain (2002).