|1981-1985||:||Chemistry Degree (1st class) at St. John's College, Oxford.|
|1985-1988||:||D.Phil. in the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Oxford, with Prof. R.J.P.
"An investigation of some interface phenomena using NMR".
|1989-||:||Oxford Glycobiology Institute, Department of Biochemistry, Oxford.|
|1996-||:||Member of the Sub-Faculty of Biochemistry, Oxford.|
|1990-1993||:||Junior Research Fellowship, Corpus Christi College.|
My general interests lie in understanding the physical and physico-chemical
properties, at an atomic level, of biological molecules and using this
information to explain their function. My favourite theory (for which I
have no direct evidence) is that the most simple and beautiful solution
to a problem is the one that nature will have chosen (I once based half
of a lecture I gave at Purdue University on this theory, but that's another
I was appointed a college lecturer in chemistry at Corpus Christi College in 1988 and have done all the college teaching in inorganic chemistry since then. In 1992 I started tutoring the biochemistry undergraduates at Corpus on biophysics, bioinorganic chemistry and glycobiology.
Since 1990 I have also been giving lecture courses for undergraduates in the Department of Biochemistry.