Nigel Scrutton (right) was born in Cleckheaton, Yorkshire. He graduated from King's College, London, with first class honours in 1985 and was awarded the Sir William Robson prize. Nigel obtained his PhD at Cambridge as a Benefactors' Scholar. In 1988, he was elected a Research
Fellow at St John's College and was awarded the Humphreys Research prize. At Cambridge, Nigel was a Research Fellow of the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 and Royal Society University Research Fellow. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 1997. Aged 36, Nigel is now Professor at Leicester University and Lister Institute Research Fellow. He is a recipient of the Colworth Medal of the Biochemical Society. His scientific interests include mechanistic and quantum enzymology: his recreational interests include Victorian and College philately.
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