Anne Glover (biologist)
|Lesley Anne Glover|
April 19, 1956 |
Arbroath, Scotland, UK
|Institutions||University of Aberdeen
Rowett Research Institute
University of New South Wales
University of Cambridge
University of Edinburgh
|Alma mater||University of Edinburgh (undergraduate)
King's College, Cambridge (postgraduate)
|Thesis||The biochemistry and biosynthesis of halobacterial membrane proteins (1982)|
|Notable awards||CBE (2009)
Professor Lesley Anne Glover (born 19 April 1956) CBE FRSE FASM is a Scottish biologist. She is Professor of Molecular biology and Cell biology at the University of Aberdeen and Chief Scientific Adviser to the President, European Commission.
Glover was educated at the High School of Dundee and the University of Edinburgh gaining a first class Bachelor of Science honours degree in Biochemistry in 1978. She went ont to study at King's College, Cambridge for a Master of Philosophy degree in 1979 and a PhD 1981 on the biosynthesis of halobacterial membrane proteins.
Previously, from August 2006 to December 2011, she was the first ever Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland, where her role was to further enhance Scotland's reputation as a science nation. She was joint chair of the Scottish Science Advisory Committee and served on the Scottish Council of Economic Advisers until her appointment to the European Commission in 2012.
Glover holds a Personal Chair of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Aberdeen, along with honorary positions at the Macaulay and Rowett Institutes, and the University of New South Wales, Sydney.
Glover is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Institute of Biology, the Royal Society of Arts, and the American Society for Microbiology and was a council member of the Natural Environment Research Council from 2001 until 2011. Glover was recognised in 2008 as a Woman of Outstanding Achievement by the UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology and was awarded a CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for services to environmental science in the Queen's New Years Honours list 2009. In February 2013 she was assessed as the 19th most powerful woman in the United Kingdom by Woman's Hour on BBC Radio 4.
Glover's role as Chief Scientific Adviser includes provision of independent expert advice on any aspect of science, technology and innovation as requested by the President of the European Commission. She also acts as an ambassador for European science, both promoting and communicating the benefits and values of science in Europe.
In a series of interviews since being appointed as the European Commission's Chief Scientific Adviser, Glover has emphasised the need for science policy to be firmly based on evidence. She has also spoken of the need to improve science communication in order to win the confidence of the public and has championed gender equality in European science.
- "GLOVER, Prof. L(esley) Anne" (Who's Who 2013, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2013; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2012).(subscription required)
- "Scottish Science Advisory Committee Members". Scottish Science Advisory Committee. Retrieved 7 January 2012.
- McCaig, A. E.; Glover, L. A.; Prosser, J. I. (2001). "Numerical analysis of grassland bacterial community structure under different land management regimens by using 16S ribosomal DNA sequence data and denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis banding patterns". Applied and environmental microbiology 67 (10): 4554–4559. doi:10.1128/AEM.67.10.4554-4559.2001. PMC 93202. PMID 11571155.
- Mercer, D. K.; Scott, K. P.; Bruce-Johnson, W. A.; Glover, L. A.; Flint, H. J. (1999). "Fate of free DNA and transformation of the oral bacterium Streptococcus gordonii DL1 by plasmid DNA in human saliva". Applied and environmental microbiology 65 (1): 6–10. PMC 90975. PMID 9872752.
- McCaig, A. E.; Glover, L. A.; Prosser, J. I. (1999). "Molecular analysis of bacterial community structure and diversity in unimproved and improved upland grass pastures". Applied and environmental microbiology 65 (4): 1721–1730. PMC 91243. PMID 10103273.
- Glover, Lesley Anne (1982). The biochemistry and biosynthesis of halobacterial membrane proteins (PhD thesis). University of Cambridge.
- BBC Radio 4, Woman's Hour Power list
- "Chief Scientific Adviser to the European Commission visits ESO’s Paranal Observatory". ESO Announcement. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
- "Appointment of Chief Scientific Adviser", Europa (web portal), Brussels, 5 December 2011. Retrieved on 29 February 2012.
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