Student, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, England, 1962—1965. Student, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, England, 1965—1968. Doctor of Philosophy, Cambridge University, 1968.
Doctor of Philosophy honoris causa (honorary), University Uppsala, 1999. Doctor of Philosophy honoris causa, Weizmann Institute, 2004. Doctor of Philosophy honoris causa, Hebrew University.
Doctor honoris causa (honorary), Free University Brussels, 1999.
Postdoctoral fellow Brandeis University, 1968—1969. Member science staff Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, 1969—1977. Wolfson research professor Royal Society, 1978—1989.
Professor biological chemistry London University Imperial College, 1978—1988. Herchel Smith professor organic chemistry Cambridge University, since 1988. Director Medical Research Council Unit for Protein Function and Design, since 1988.
Lecturer in field; visiting professor biochemistry department Stanford University, 1978—1979. Professorial fellow Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, since 1988. Director Cambridge Center for Protein Engineering, since 1988.
Married Marilyn Fersht. Children: Philip, Naomi.