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researcher , Molecular biologist

Richard Henderson, British molecular biologist, researcher. Helen Hay Whitney postdoctoral fellow 1970-1973; recipient William Bate Hardy prize Cambridge Philosph. Society, 1978, Ernst-Ruska prize for electron microscopy, 1980, Rosenstiel award, 1991, Louis Jeantet award, 1993, Gregori Aminoff prize for crystallography Royal Swedish Academy, 1999.

Background

Henderson, Richard was born on July 19, 1945 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Son of John Wastle and Grace Simpson (Goldie) Henderson.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Physics first class, Edinburgh University, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, Cambridge University, England, 1970.

Career

Member research staff Medical Research Council Laboratory Molecular Biology, Cambridge, 1969-1970, 73-79, senior research staff, 1979-1984, special appointments grade research staff, 1984-1986, joint head division structural studies, 1986-2000, deputy director, 1995-1996, director, since 1996. Postdoctoral fellow Yale University, New Haven, 1970-1973. Lecturer in field.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor numerous articles to professional journals.

Membership

Fellow Darwin College, Royal Society, Academy Medical Sciences (London). Member European Molecular Biology Organization, National Academy of Sciences (foreign associate).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Canoeing, wine.

Connections

Married Penelope Fitzgerald, 1969 (divorced 1988). Children: Jennifer, Alastair. Married Jade Li, 1995.

father:
John Wastle Henderson

mother:
Grace Simpson (Goldie) Henderson

spouses:
Penelope Fitzgerald

Jade Li

children:
Jennifer Henderson

Alastair Henderson