Douglas B Kell


Top Scholar, Bradfield College, Berks (1996-1970). B.A. (Hons) Biochemistry at St John's College, Oxford (1975) (Class 2-1 with Distinction in Chemical Pharmacology). Senior Scholar of St John's College, Oxford, M.A. (Oxon), D.Phil. (Oxon) 1978. Various posts, UCW, Aberystwyth, 1988-1992, and Founding Director, Aber Instruments Ltd, Science Park, Aberystwyth. Personal Chair, The University of Wales, 1992. EPSRC/RSC Research Professor of Bioanalytical Science, UMIST 2002- , The University of Manchester 2004-present. 2005-8 Director, BBSRC Manchester Centre for Integrative Systems Biology (

1986 Recipient of the Fleming Award of the Society for General Microbiology.
1998 Aber Instruments received a Queen’s Award for Export Achievement.
2004 Royal Society of Chemistry Interdisciplinary Science Award
2005 FEBS-IUBMB Theodor Bücher prize. 2005 Royal Society/Wolfson Merit Award.
2006 Royal Society of Chemistry/ Societry of Analytical Chemistry Gold Medal
2000-2006 Member, BBSRC Council, BBSRC Strategy Board,
2008-2013 Chief Executive BBSRC (0.8 FTE)
2012 Honorary DSc, Cranfield University
2012 Fellow of the AAAS
2013 Fellow, Aberystwyth University
2014 CBE, New Years Honours
2015 DSc, University of Aberdeen
2015 DSc, University of East Anglia

He has published over 400 scientific papers, 50 of which have been cited over 100 times (as judged by WoK). His H-index is 77 (WoK) or 91 (Google Scholar). Total citations >20,000 (WoK) or >30,000 (GS).

Biochemistry Bioinformatics Biophysics Biotechnology Computational Biology Synthetic Biology

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Research Professor

The University of Manchester
Chemistry & Manchester Institute of Biotechnology

Research Professor

Univ Manchester
Chemistry & Manchester Institute of Biotechnology

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