Prof. Tom Brown

Prof. Tom Brown

Group leader

Curriculum vitae


Date of Birth 10th November 1952
Nationality British

Academy memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE)
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC)
  • Member of the American Chemical Society

Academic positions

current Professor of Nucleic Acid Chemistry, Departments of Chemistry and Oncology, Oxford University, UK
1985-1991 Lecturer in Chemistry, University of Edinburgh
1991-1993 Reader in Chemistry, University of Edinburgh
1993-1995 Professor of Nucleic acids Chemistry, University of Edinburgh
1995-2013 Professor of Chemical Biology, University of Southampton

Fellowships and awards

1992 Royal Society of Edinburgh MakDougall-Brisbane prize for research
1992 Royal Society of Chemistry Josef Loschmidt Award for organic chemistry
1993 Royal Society of Edinburgh Caledonian Research Fellowship
2004 Royal Society Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowship
2007 Royal Society of Chemistry Nucleic Acids Chemistry Prize
2009 Royal Society of Chemistry Interdisciplinary Award
2014 Royal Society of Chemistry Entrepeneur of the Year
2016 BBSRC Commercial Innovator of the Year and Overall Innovator of the Year

External appointments

2006-10 Chair of EPSRC Senior and Advanced Chemistry Fellowships Panel
2006-10 Member of BBSRC Biomolecular Sciences (BMS) committee
2014-17 President of RSC Chemistry and Biology Interface Division
2018-19 Advisory committee member, RSC Review of Recognition
current Editorial Board member, Chemistry World magazine
current Editor-in-Chief, RSC Book Series on Chemical Biology
current Member of BBSRC Strategic Advisory Panel "Exploring new ways of working."
current Chair of RSC Member Communities Board
current Member of RSC Council and Trustee of the RSC