Kim Nasmyth

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Kim Ashley Nasmyth FRS (born 18 October 1952)[1] is the Whitley Professor of Biochemistry (Trinity College, Oxford). Nasmyth was formerly the Director of the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) in Vienna, Austria and former Head of the Department of Biochemistry of the University of Oxford. His research focuses on the fundamental questions of molecular biology, using Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a model organism. He is a codiscoverer of cohesin, a protein complex crucial for faithful chromosome segregation during cell division.[2] He is a member of the Advisory Council for the Campaign for Science and Engineering.[3] In the year 1999 he won the Wittgenstein-Preis.[4]



  1. ^ ‘NASMYTH, Prof. Kim Ashley’, Who's Who 2013, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2013; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2012 ; online edn, Nov 2012 accessed 31 Oct 2013
  2. ^ Michaelis C, Ciosk R, Nasmyth K. (1997). "Cohesins: chromosomal proteins that prevent premature separation of sister chromatids.". Cell 91 (1): 35–45. doi:10.1016/S0092-8674(01)80007-6. PMID 9335333. 
  3. ^ "Advisory Council of the Campaign for Science and Engineering". Retrieved 2011-02-11. 
  4. ^ Wittgensteinpreis-Träger 1999 Univ. Prof. Dr. Kim Ashley Nasmyth
  5. ^ Professeur Kim Nasmyth. Lauréat du Prix Louis-Jeantet de médecine 1997 and Travaux de recherche