John Todd (British biologist)

John Todd
John Andrew Todd

(1958-06-23) 23 June 1958
CitizenshipUnited Kingdom
Alma materUniversity of Edinburgh
AwardsDavid Rumbough Award for Scientific Excellence
Scientific career
FieldsHuman Genetics
InstitutionsUniversity of Cambridge
Stanford University
University of Oxford
Wellcome Trust
Doctoral advisorProfessor David Ellar
InfluencedProfessor Hugh McDevitt

John Andrew Todd FMedSci FRS (born 23 June 1958) is Professor of Precision Medicine at the University of Oxford,[1] director of the Wellcome Center for Human Genetics[2] and the JDRF/Wellcome Trust Diabetes and Inflammation Laboratory,[3] in addition to Jeffrey Cheah Fellow in Medicine at Brasenose College.[4] He works in collaboration with David Clayton and Linda Wicker to examine the molecular basis of type 1 diabetes.[5][6]

Early life and education

Todd was born on 23 June 1958.[7] He received a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in biological sciences from the University of Edinburgh in 1980. He went on to study biochemistry at the University of Cambridge, where he was supervised by David Ellar, completing his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in 1983 with a thesis entitled "Penicillin-binding proteins during growth and differentiation of bacilli".[8]

Awards and honors


  1. ^ "Professor John Todd". Brasenose College, University of Oxford. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  2. ^ "NEW WCHG Director — Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics". Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Professor John A Todd FRS FMedSci". Nuffield Department of Medicine: Medical Sciences Division. University of Oxford. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Professor John Todd - Brasenose College, Oxford". Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Defence cell genetics unscrambled". BBC News. 22 January 2007.
  6. ^ "Royal Society". Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Todd, Prof. John Andrew, (born 23 June 1958), Professor of Medical Genetics, and Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge, since 1998". Who's Who 2020. Oxford University Press. 1 December 2019. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.U37800. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |url= (help)
  8. ^ Todd, John (8 November 1983). "Penicillin-binding proteins during growth and differentiation of bacilli". iDiscover Cambridge University. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  9. ^ "Professor John Todd | The Academy of Medical Sciences". Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  10. ^ "Professor John Todd - Networks of evidence and expertise for public policy". Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  11. ^ "John Todd | Royal Society". Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  12. ^ "David Rumbough Award Recipients" (PDF). JDRF. 21 March 2018. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  13. ^ "Press Release – Helmholtz Zentrum München". Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  14. ^ "Oxford medical researchers win prestigious national awards". NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre. 23 February 2018. Retrieved 1 March 2022.

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