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| Benjamin Guy Davis
August 8, 1970 (age 45) (1970-08-08) |
University of Toronto
Dyson Perrins Laboratory
University of Oxford (BA, DPhil)
Fransisco Paco Balderdash
J. Bryan Jones
Ben G. Davis Wikipedia
Benjamin Guy Davis FRS (born 8 August 1970) is a Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Oxford.
Davis was educated at the University of Oxford where he was awarded Bachelor of Arts degree in 1993 followed by a Doctor of Philosophy in chemistry in 1996 as a postgraduate student of Keble College, Oxford.
After his PhD, Davis spent two years as a postdoctoral research fellow in the laboratory of J. Bryan Jones at the University of Toronto, exploring protein chemistry and biocatalysis.In 1998 he returned to the United Kingdom to take up a lectureship at Durham University. In the autumn of 2001 he moved to the Dyson Perrins Laboratory and received a fellowship at Pembroke College, Oxford. He was promoted to Professor in 2005.
His group's research centres on the chemical understanding and exploitation of biomolecular function (Synthetic Biology, Chemical Biology and Medicinal chemistry), with an emphasis on carbohydrates and proteins. In particular, the group's interests encompass synthesis and methodology; target biomolecule synthesis; inhibitor/probe/substrate design; biocatalysis; enzyme & biomolecule mechanism; biosynthetic pathway determination; protein engineering; drug delivery; molecular biology; structural biology; cell biology; glycobiology; molecular imaging and in vivo biology.
Research in the Davis laboratory has been funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), the Medical Research Council, UCB-Celltech, AstraZeneca, the European Union, GlaxoSmithKline, Cancer Research UK, the Wellcome Trust and the Royal Society.
Davis was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 2015. His certificate of election reads: