Michael Page

The University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom

Michael Page studied chemistry at the University of Brighton (1967) and obtained his Ph.D. degree from the Universities of Leicester and Glasgow (1970). He has a D.S. degree from the CNAA and from the University of Glasgow. He worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with Professor W. P. Jencks, USA (1970–1972), and then with Professor R. P. Bell (1972–1973). He was then appointed as a Lecturer at the University of Huddersfield where he has been a Senior Lecturer, Principal Lecturer, Reader, and then Professor (1985). He was the Head of the Department of Chemical and Biological Sciences from 1985 to 1997, and the Dean of the School of Applied Sciences from 1989 to 2003. He has been a Member of BBSRC and EPSRC committees including biomolecular sciences, molecular recognition, as well as chemistry and organic chemistry. He was the Chairman of the Committee of Heads of Polytechnic Chemistry departments and a Member of the CNAA Chemistry Board. He was the Chairman of the Royal Society of Chemistry Qualifications and Education Board and a Member of Council. He was a Member of the HEFCE Research Assessment Exercise Panel for Chemistry in 1992 and was a Member of the HEFCE pilot teaching assessment of chemistry. He has been the Chairman of the RSC Organic Reaction Mechanisms Group and a Member of the Editorial Boards of Chemical Communications, Perkin 2, Biochemical Journal and Journal of Physical and Organic Chemistry. His research interests cover the occurance of chemical reactions, medicinal chemistry, the mechanism of action of enzymes, drug design—inhibitors of enzymes of interest to disease states, the chemistry of ß-lactam antibiotics and their derivatives, overcoming bacterial resistance to antibiotics, and the use of enzymes in synthesis-enantioselective biotransformations. He has published over 190 research papers, edited three books, and coauthored, with Andrew Williams, Organic and Bio-Organic Mechanisms. He was awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry’s 150th anniversary Perkin Prize for the “best” research papers in 1991 and the Organic Reaction Mechanisms Prize in 2003.

Biography Updated on 15 April 2009

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