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Kim Nasmyth

Professor Kim Nasmyth FRS is the Whitley Professor of Biochemistry (Trinity College, Oxford) and the Head of the Department of Biochemistry of the University of Oxford. Professor Nasmyth was formerly the Director of the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) in Vienna, Austria. His research focuses on the fundamental questions of molecular biology, using a model eukaryote, a budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. He is a codiscover of cohesin, a protein complex crucial for faithful chromosome segregation during cell division [1].


  • 1985 Member of the European Molecular Biology Organization
  • 1989 Fellow of the Royal Society
  • 1999 Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 2007 Gairdner Foundation International Award
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