Thomas Gerard Cotter

University College Cork, Ireland

Thomas Gerard Cotter was born in Cork 1954. He works as a Professor of biochemistry at University College, Cork. He received his primary degree in biochemistry at UCC before working towards a Ph.D. degree at the University of Oxford, where he was a Pirie-Reid Scholar. Professor Cotter was the first recipient of the Gold Medal presented by The Irish Research Scientists Association in 1996. This was followed by the Boyle Medal (Ireland’s most prestigious award for scientific research) in 1999 and the Royal Irish Academy Medal for Biochemistry in 2002. He has published in excess of 150 papers and book chapters. He was also a Founding Board Member of Ireland’s main science funding body, Science Foundation Ireland. His main focus of research is on understanding the biochemistry of cell survival mechanisms under normal and various pathological conditions. Professor Cotter has held visiting professorships in San Diego (Fullbright Visiting Professorship), Boston and Munich.

Biography Updated on 4 September 2011

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