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Biochemist

Peter Francis Leadlay, Maltese, British biochemist. Achievements include co-discovery of the structure and mechanism of natural antibiotic-producing enzymes. Fellow Royal Society, Clare College.

Background

Leadlay, Peter Francis was born on December 13, 1949 in Sliema, Malta. Son of Kenneth Rupert Simpson Leadlay and Ellen Theresa Coleman.

Education

Bachelor in Chemistry with honors, University Oxford, United Kingdom, 1971. Master of Arts, University Oxford, United Kingdom, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, University Oxford, United Kingdom, 1974.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Cambridge, United Kingdom, 1979.

Career

European postdoctoral fellow Royal Society, Eth Zürich, Switzerland, 1974-1976. Departmental demonstrator department biochemistry University Oxford, 1976-1979. Demonstrator department biochemistry University Cambridge, 1979-1984, lecturer department biochemistry, 1984-1997, reader in molecular enzymology department biochemistry, 1997-1999, professor molecular enzymology department biochemistry, since 1999, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council professorial research fellow, since 1999.

Co-founder, chairman Biotica Technology plc, since 1996.

Achievements

  • Achievements include co-discovery of the structure and mechanism of natural antibiotic-producing enzymes.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: An Introduction to Enzyme Chemistry, 1972. Contributor numerous articles to professional journals.

Membership

Fellow Royal Society, Clare College.

Connections

Married Christina Maria Peake, October 12, 1974. Children: Francesca, Louisa, Serena.

father:
Kenneth Rupert Simpson Leadlay

mother:
Ellen Theresa Coleman

spouse:
Christina Maria Peake

children:
Francesca Leadlay

Louisa Leadlay

Serena Leadlay