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Stephen Oliver (scientist)

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Alma mater  University of Bristol
Name  Stephen Oliver

Role  Scientist
Education  University of Bristol
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Born  Stephen George Oliver 3 November 1949 (age 66) (1949-11-03)
Institutions  UMIST University of Cambridge University of Kent University of Manchester University of California, Irvine National Institute for Medical Research
Thesis  The role of RNA in the maintenance of mitochondrial DNA in the yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae. (1975)
Doctoral students  Kyangyu Yen Richard Harrison Chris Lockwood Walid Ahmed Mohamed Omara
Known for  Robot Scientist Systems Biology
Notable awards  FMedSci (2002) EMBO member (2004) FAAAS (2008)

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Stephen George Oliver FMedSci FAAAS (born 3 November 1949) is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge, director of the Cambridge Systems Biology Centre and a Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge.



Oliver was educated at the University of Bristol gaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology in 1971 followed by a PhD from the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) in 1974.


Oliver's areas of research include functional genomics, systems biology and drug discovery using the model organism Saccharomyces cerevisiae which he has worked on since the 1970s. In 1992, whilst working at UMIST, Oliver led the team which provided first complete sequence analysis of an entire chromosome from any organism. More recently he has also been involved in the creation of a Robot Scientist and has been awarded research funding as principal investigator or co-investigator with a total value of over £26 million by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.


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