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Doctoral advisor  George Fleet

Name  Ben Davis
Role  Professor
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Born  Benjamin Guy Davis August 8, 1970 (age 45) (1970-08-08)
Fields  Chemistry Glycoproteins
Institutions  University of Toronto Durham University Dyson Perrins Laboratory
Alma mater  University of Oxford (BA, DPhil)
Doctoral students  Bhaskar Bhushan Fransisco Paco Balderdash Lukas Lercher Yuya Lin Mitul Patel Regis Saliba Samantha Shanley Filip Wyszynski Keisuke Yamamoto

Other academic advisors  J. Bryan Jones

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.

Research and career

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.

Awards and honours

Davis was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 2015. His certificate of election reads:


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