Prof Jason Micklefield PhD

Professor of Chemical Biology

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PhD Studentship – New Routes to amides through discovery and development of amide ligase enzymes – is available in the Micklefield Lab in collaboration CoEBio3 affiliates including including GSK, AstraZeneca and Merck. Deadline 15th April 2019. For more details see


Jason Micklefield is Professor of Chemical Biology within the School of Chemistry and the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology. He graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1993 with a PhD in Chemistry, working with Prof Sir Alan R. Battersby FRS to complete the first total synthesis of haem d1. He then moved to the University of Washington, USA, as a NATO postdoctoral fellow investigating various biosynthetic pathways and enzyme mechanisms with Prof Heinz G. Floss. In 1995 he began his independent research career as a Lecturer in Organic Chemistry at Birkbeck CollegeUniversity of London before moving to Manchester in 1998.

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Visiting Professor, East China University Of Science & Technology

1 Apr 2018Apr 2021

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