Professor John Ward

Professor of Synthetic Biology for Bioprocessing

PGR (MRes) Admissions and Deputy Head of Department (Enterprise)

Professor John Ward
  • Research Fellow, Department of Bacteriology, University of Bristol, 1979-1980
  • Research Fellow, Department of Biochemistry and Applied Molecular Biology, UMIST, 1981-1983
  • Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry, UCL, 1983-1992
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UCL, 1992-2003
  • Reader, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UCL, 2003-2006
  • Professor of Molecular Microbiology, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UCL, 2006-2012
  • Professor of Synthetic Biology for Bioprocessing, Department of Biochemical Engineering, UCL, 2012-present.
  • 2012-present, UK representative to COST
  • 2010 IChemE Innovation and Excellence Award
  • 2010 Rita & John Cornforth Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • 2010-present, pool member BBSRC Committee B 
  • 2007-present, member of the Society for Applied Microbiology
  • 2005-present, member of Centre of Excellence in Biocatalysis, Biotransformation and Biomanufacturing (CoEBio3)
  • 2004-2007 member of the Pro-Bio Faraday Partnership
  • 1986-present, member of the Biochemical Society
  • 1983-present, member of the American Society of Microbiology
  • 1982-present, member of the Society for General Microbiology

Teaching and Training Activities

John’s current teaching activities are as the programme tutor for the MRes in Synthetic Biology which he set up in 2010. The MRes course builds on the range of research in synthetic biology across UCL and has contributions from members of the Chemistry, Mathematics, Structural and Molecular Biology and Cell and Developmental Biology departments as well as Synthace and an external patent agent.

John also teaches on undergraduate courses in the department on aspects of molecular biology, expression and synthetic biology.

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