Simon Andrews is a Professor of molecular microbiology at the School of Biological Sciences in the University of Reading, UK. Professor Andrews obtained his Ph.D. degree in biochemistry at the University of Sheffield in 1982 under the supervision of Professor Pauline Harrison and continued at Sheffield as a Research Assistant working with Professor John Guest in microbiology and then progressing to a BBSRC Advanced Fellowship in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (Sheffield). In 1998, he moved to Reading as a Reader in microbial biochemistry and was promoted to a Personal Chair in 2008. His research focuses on molecular aspects of iron homeostasis (regulation, storage, and transport) in bacteria. He has some 80 peer-reviewed publications and has successfully supervised 23 Ph.D. students. He is currently the Head of the Section of Biomedical Sciences (Reading) and has been Warden of Wessex Hall of Residence since 2004. He is a Coeditor of the recently published book “Iron Uptake and Homeostasis in Microorganisms”.
Biography Updated on 31 July 2011