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Jeremy K Nicholson

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Fields  Biological Chemistry
Name  Jeremy Nicholson
Known for  Metabolomics

Jeremy K. Nicholson wwwimperialacukicimagespimgid339659
Institutions  Birkbeck College, London University; London School of Pharmacy; Imperial College London
Alma mater  University of Liverpool, University of London

Jeremy K. Nicholson is a professor of biological chemistry and head of the Department of Biomolecular Medicine, Division of Surgery, Oncology, Reproductive Biology and Anaesthetics at the Imperial College London.



Nicholson obtained his BS in molecular toxicology and inorganic biochemistry from Liverpool University in 1977 and his PhD from London University in 1980. He has worked at Birkbeck College, London University, at the London School of Pharmacy and at Imperial College London and has held honorary professorships at six universities and two professorships at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, of which he was elected as an Albert Einstein Honorary Professor in 2014.

He is also founder director, chief scientist and chief scientist officer at Metabometrix, an Imperial College spin-off company specializing in molecular phenotyping, clinical diagnostics and toxicological screening via metabonomics and metabolomics.


His research interests include spectroscopic and chemometric approaches to the investigation of disturbed metabolic processes in complex organisms.

Nicholson is known for having developed Metabonomics, also referred to as metabolic profiling.


Nicholson has received numerous grants and awards for his work, recent awards including:

  • 2008 Theophilus Redwood Award of the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • 2007 Interdisciplinary Award of the Royal Society of Chemistry for "his contributions to chemical biology, particularly mechanistic insights into disease and toxicity through the development of the field of metabonomics"
  • Publications

    Nicholson has published over 600 scientific papers. He has an H-index of 107 and is an ISI Highly Cited Researcher.


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