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biology educator

Janet Thornton, British biology educator. Named Comdr Brit Empire, Her Majesty the Queen, 2000; recipient Hans Neurath Award, Protein Society, 2000. Fellow: Royal Society Inpharmatica; member: Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (mem strategy bd), Protein Society Coun, Brit Biophys Society (Chairman 1995-1998).

Background

Thornton, Janet was born on May 23, 1949 in Middleton, United Kingdom.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Physics with 1st class honors, University Nottingham, England, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy in Biophysics, University London, 1973.

Career

Research fellow Laboratory Molecular Biophysics University Oxford, England, 1973-1978. SERC advanced fellow in crystallography Birbeck College, London, England, 1979-1983, lecturer England, 1983-1989, senior lecturer England, 1989-1990, Bernal chair England, since 1996. Professor, director biomolecular structure and modelling unit University College London, since 1990.

Tutor Open University, London, 1976—1983. Cons Euroepan Bioinformatics Inst, Cambrige, England, since 1993. Dir European Bioinformatics Inst, Cambridge, England, since 2001, Inpharmatica, London, 1998—2000.

Membership

Fellow: Royal Society Inpharmatica. Member: Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (mem strategy bd), Protein Society Coun, Brit Biophys Society (Chairman 1995-1998).

Connections

Daughter of James S and Kathleen (Barlow) McLoughlin. Married Alan D Thornton, July 25, 1970. Children: Alexander, Hazel.

father:
James Thornton

spouse:
Alan D Thornton

children:
Alexander Thornton

Hazel Thornton