ORGANIC CHEMISTS FOCUSED ON CARBOHYDRATE SYNTHESIS

PROF GAVIN J. MILLER

Miller Research Group - Team - Gavin Miller

BIOGRAPHY

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

Royal Society of Chemistry Dextra Award 2021
UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship 2020
CSci (RSC) 2019
FHEA (HEA) 2017
CChem (RSC) 2010
PhD (Manc) 2005
MRSC (RSC) 2005
MChem (UMIST) 2001

MEMBERSHIPS

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

EXTERNAL PRESENTATIONS

2022
ACS CARB Division, American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, CA, USA.

2021
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.

2019
53rd European Symposium on Biological and Organic Chemistry, Gregynog, UK.

2018
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.

2017
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.

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