Douglas Kell

Douglas Kell

Douglas Kell

Birth : Douglas Bruce Kell (1953-04-07)7 April 1953(age 67)

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Name Douglas Kell
Birth (1953-04-07)7 April 1953(age 67)
Birth Place (age 67)
Nationality United Kingdom
Alma Mater University of Oxford(BA, PhD)
Fields Systems Biology,Computational Biology
Institution ,BBSRC,University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology(UMIST)
,University of Manchester,Aberystwyth University,University of Oxford)
Thesis The Bioenergetics of Paracoccus denitrificans(1978)
Famous Research CEO ofBBSRC
Doctoral Advisor ,Stuart Ferguson,Philip John

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Douglas Bruce Kell (born 7 April 1953) is a British biochemist and Professor of Bioanalytical Sciences in the School of Chemistry at the University of Manchester, based in the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (MIB).


He served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) from 2008 to 2013.


He graduated from the University of Oxford with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biochemistry in 1975 followed by a Doctor of Philosophy in 1978 with a thesis on the Bioenergetics of Paracoccus denitrificans supervised by Stuart John Ferguson and Philip John.


From 1978 to 2002 he worked at Aberystwyth University, moving to University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in 2002 as an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)/Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Research Chair in Bioanalytical Sciences.


His monograph Belief: the baggage behind our being which examines why people believe crazy things like brexit was published in 2018.


Kell was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2014 New Year Honours for services to science and research.