PROF GAVIN J. MILLER
Gavin was born in Newport, Wales and read Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry at UMIST where he was awarded an MChem in Medicinal Chemistry. Continuing his studies at the University of Manchester, Gavin undertook a PhD in synthetic carbohydrate chemistry, investigating multivalency, followed by a PDRA at St Andrews University (with Professor S. J. Conway). Gavin then worked in industry, firstly at Ferring Pharmaceuticals, on the design of new treatments for primary dysmenorrhea and secondly at Peakdale Molecular on the design of an anti-nicotine vaccine.
Gavin returned to academia and the University of Manchester in 2010, firstly as a PDRA in the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology developing chemical synthesis approaches to heparan sulfate oligosaccharides (with Dr J. M Gardiner) and secondly as a fixed-term lecturer, in 2014, within the School of Chemistry. He took up a Lectureship in Organic Chemistry at Keele in 2016 and was promoted through the ranks to Professor of Biological Chemistry in 2021.
QUALIFICATIONS and AWARDS
EPSRC & UKRI FLF Colleges
Royal Society of Chemistry Carbohydrate Interest Group, Chair 2020-
Royal Society of Chemistry Carbohydrate Interest Group, Secretary 2019-20
Royal Society of Chemistry
American Chemical Society
Higher Education Academy
ACS CARB Division, American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, CA, USA.
Leicester Chemistry, Departmental talk.
ABX: The Antibiotic Discovery Accelerator Network, online.
RSC BMCS and RSC NAG 2nd Nucleosides and Nucleotides: synthetic and biological chemistry, online.
European Glycoscience Community webinar series, online.
9th European Chemical Biology Symposium (ECBS), online.
Strathclyde Chemistry, Departmental talk, online.
Birmingham Chemistry, Departmental talk, online.
53rd European Symposium on Biological and Organic Chemistry, Gregynog, UK.
7th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress, Liverpool, UK.
IBCarb Glycobiotechnology 2018, University of Manchester, UK.
ACS CARB Division: Emerging Young Investigators, American Chemical Society 255th National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA.
UK-China Glycoscience Network Meeting, Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Shanghai, China.
RSC Carbohydrate Group Meeting, University of Dublin, Trinity College, Ireland.
Biochemical Society Meeting: Glycobiology in Infectious Disease, Keele, UK.