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Athelstan John Cornish-Bowden:
Curriculum vitæ

This page contains the curriculum vitæ of Athel Cornish-Bowden.

The 4th edition of Athel Cornish-Bowden (2012) Fundamentals of Enzyme Kinetics was published by Wiley–Blackwell on 25th January 2012. Details of the changes in the new edition may be found on another page.

 Cover design

Contents

  1. Personal Data
  2. Education
  3. Degrees
  4. Honours
  5. Post-doctoral Appointments
  6. Theses
  7. Research interests
  8. Publications
  9. Invited partipation in meetings

1. Personal Data

Athel Cornish-Bowden

Date of birth: 3 April 1943

Place of birth: Ashburton, Devon, England

Sex: male

Marital status: Married to Dr María Luz Cárdenas, three daughters

Nationality: British


2. Education

Undergraduate: Open Major Scholar of Wadham College, University of Oxford; 1961–1965

Graduate: Dyson Perrins Laboratory, University of Oxford (Research project: Studies of Pepsin Catalysis; supervisor: Dr J. R. Knowles); 1965–1967

3. Degrees

4. Honours

Hermann Niemeyer Professor, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile, 1992 (first holder of the Chair) and 1993.

2003. Elected corresponding member of the Academia Chilena de Ciencias.

2005. Elected Honorary Professor, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile

5. Post-doctoral Appointments

A. Full-time Appointments

1967–1970

Research Fellow in the Department of Biochemistry (now part of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology), University of California, Berkeley, USA; research on the structure of proteins with Dr Daniel E. Koshland, Jr.

1970–1985

Lecturer in Biochemistry at the University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

1985–1986

Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry at the University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

1987–2009

Directeur de Recherche (1ère classe), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Marseilles, France

2009–present

Directeur de Recherche (Émérite), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Marseilles, France

B. Visiting Appointments

July–September 1974

Research Associate in the Department of Biochemistry (now part of the Division of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology), University of California, Berkeley, California, USA; with Dr Daniel E. Koshland, Jr.

January–April 1977

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

April 1980

Lecturer, Departamento de Bioquímica, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile (sponsored by the Organization of American States)

July 1984

Lecturer, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile (sponsored by UNESCO)

December 1985–September 1986

Professor, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile (sponsored by the Royal Society, UK, and CONICYT, Chile)

August 1986

Lecturer, Departamento de Bioquímica, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile

August–September 1992

Hermann Niemeyer Professor, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile

July–August 1993

Hermann Niemeyer Professor, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile

1998–2001

External Examiner (Quantitative Biology, Biometrics) Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, UK

March 2010

Professor, Institute of Life Sciences, Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium (invited course of two weeks on biochemical evolution)

December 2010

Professor, Departamento de Bioquímica, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile (invited course of two weeks on biochemical evolution)

October 2011

Professor, Facultad de Ciencias Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile (invited course of two weeks on biochemical evolution)

January 2012

Invited Lecturer, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras, Portugal (participation in a course of one week on systems biology)

October 2012

ENZITEC Congress, Blumenau, Brazil (6-hour mini-course on enzyme kinetics)

C. Editorial and Related Work

1976–1980

Member of the Editorial Board of the Biochemical Journal, London, UK

1980–1983

Deputy Chairman of the Editorial Board of the Biochemical Journal, London, UK

1982–present

Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Theoretical Biology, London, UK

1984–present

Member of the Editorial-Advisory Board of the FEBS Journal (formerly known as the European Journal of Biochemistry), Cambridge, UK

1993–2001

Editorial Adviser to the Biochemical Journal, London, UK

1995–1999

Member of the Editorial Board of Biological Research, Santiago, Chile

1998–2004

Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Biosciences, Bangalore, India

2013–2015

Member of the Editorial Board of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, USA

D. International Committees

1979–1982

Member of a panel of the International Union of Biochemistry for preparing Recommendations on Symbolism and Terminology in Enzyme Kinetics; Convenor of the panel, 1980–1982; drafter of the report published in Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 224, 732–740 (1983), Biochem. J. 213, 561-571 (1983), and Eur. J. Biochem. 128, 281-291 (1982)

1983–1989

Secretary, IUBIUPAC Joint Commission on Biochemical Nomenclature and of the IUB Nomenclature Committee

1989–1991

Member, IUBIUPAC Joint Commission on Biochemical Nomenclature

1990–1996

Director, Portland Press Limited, London, UK

1992–1996

Director, Portland Press Incorporated, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

1995–1996

Chairman, IUBMB IUPAC Joint Commission on Biochemical Nomenclature

1995–1996

Chairman, Nomenclature Committee of the IUBMB

1999

Member of an Expert Panel of the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia to evaluate units of research in chemistry in Portugal.

2002–2005

Member, FEBS Publications Committee

2003

Member of an Expert Panel of the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia to evaluate units of research in chemistry in Portugal.

2007–present

Chairman, International Scientific Committee of the Institute of Cellular Metabolism (Instituto del Metabolismo celular), Tenerife, Spain

2010–present

Member, FEBS Publications Committee

6. Theses

7. Research interests

Older

Catalysis by pepsin(1965–1970); binding of ligands to proteins (especially 1968–1975); nitrite reductase (1972–1982); nitrate reductase (1993–1998); evolution of macromolecules (1975–1990)

Major interests

Analysis of enzyme kinetic data (since 1970); mammalian hexokinases (since 1973)

Current interests

Properties of multienzyme systems (since 1985), including computer modelling, metabolic control analysis, metabolite channelling, interconverible enzymes, theory of metabolic regulation, metabolic networks, theory of self-organizing systems, i.e. how can living systems construct and maintain themselves without external intervention?

8. Publications

Publications are listed on a series of other pages, classified by year of publication or by subject area, as follows:

The following list repeats publications already included under the headings above:

See also an Interview with Carsten Kettner on Beilstein TV. If that gives an error message (some servers don't allow local mp4 files), try the Beilstein site.

9. Invited participation in meetings

Information may be found on another page.