Nationality
British

Year of Birth
1947

Member of the Roche Executive Committee and Head of Group Research

  • Magdalen College School, Oxford

  • 1st Class Honours Degree in Molecular Genetics, University of East Anglia, England 1969

  • Ph.D. in Genetics of Mitochondria with Professor G.H. Beale F.R.S., University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 1973

1973-1974
R.C. Post Doctoral Research Fellow with Professor G.H. Beale, F.R.S., Department of Genetics, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

1975
EMBO short term fellowship at Centre de Génétique Moléculaire, CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette, France

1975-1977
Royal Society European Exchange Fellowship at Centre de Génétique Moléculaire, CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette, France (with Professor P. Slonimski and Dr J. Beisson)

1977
Volkswagen fellowship at the University of Tübingen and Max-Planck Institut, Tübingen, Germany
3 months NIH fellowship at the University of Colorado Medical Centre, Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology, Denver

1978-1980
EMBO fellowship to Department of Medical Chemistry and Department of Genetics, University of Helsinki, Finland

1979
Visiting Assistant Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY
Appointed Docent of the University of Helsinki

1980-1986
Head of the recombinant DNA group at the Biotechnical Laboratory, VTT, Helsinki, Finland

1986-1989
Research Professor and Head of Molecular Biology at the Biotechnical Laboratory, VTT, Helsinki, Finland

1989-1997
Director of the Glaxo Institute for Molecular Biology, Geneva, Switzerland

1995-1997
Research Director, Glaxo Wellcome Europe. Responsible for all preclinical research at the four European sites at Verona, Paris, Madrid and Geneva (500 people)

1997
Head of Research, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd

1998
Member of the Corporate Executive Committee of the Roche Group

1998
Member of the Board of Directors of Genentech (Roche Subsidiary)

2003
Member of the Board of Directors of Chugai Pharmaceuticals (Roche Subsidiary)

2004
Chairman of the Research Directors' Group (RDG) of EFPIA (European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industry Associations)

  • Scientific advisory board, Labsystems (to 1989)

  • Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki

  • Oulu Biocentre, University of Oulu

  • Turku Biocentre, University of Oulu

  • Member of TNO Biotechnology group Review Board

  • Biotechnology programs at six different TNO Institutes (1992)

  • Member of Review for the Medical and Technological Laboratory, TNO (1993)

  • Member of Review Board for Protein Structure Lab Cambridge (1995)

  • Member of Review Board for Technology foundation Stockholm 1996

  • Member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation, (EMBO) Heidelberg (since 1998)

  • Member of the Board of Management of EuropaBio, Brussels (1999-2002)

  • Member of the Scientific Board at the Institute of Biotechnology, Helsinki (2001-2005)

  • Member of the Singapore National Science & Technology Board (2001)

  • Honorary Professorship at the University of Basel (2001)

  • Chairman of the HEVER Group (2007)

  • Chairman of the Scientific Board at the Institute of Biotechnology, University Helsinki (2007)

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