Kim Nasmyth

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Kim Nasmyth
Born Kim Ashley Nasmyth
(1952-10-10) October 10, 1952 (age 62)[1]
Alma mater University of Edinburgh (PhD)
Thesis DNA replication in Schizosaccharomyces pombe (1977)
Notable awards FRS (1989)

Kim Ashley Nasmyth FRS (born 18 October 1952)[1] is the Whitley Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford.[2]

Career and research[edit]

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.[3] He is a member of the Advisory Council for the Campaign for Science and Engineering.[4][5][6]

Awards and honours[edit]


  1. ^ a b NASMYTH, Prof. Kim Ashley. Who's Who 2015 (online Oxford University Press ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc.  (subscription required)
  2. ^ Anon (2004). "Movers: Kim Nasmyth, Whitley chair of biochemistry, University of Oxford, UK". Nature 428 (6980): 350. doi:10.1038/nj6980-350c. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ "Advisory Council of the Campaign for Science and Engineering". Retrieved 2011-02-11. 
  5. ^ Tóth, A; Ciosk, R; Uhlmann, F; Galova, M; Schleiffer, A; Nasmyth, K (1999). "Yeast cohesin complex requires a conserved protein, Eco1p(Ctf7), to establish cohesion between sister chromatids during DNA replication". Genes & development 13 (3): 320–33. PMC 316435. PMID 9990856. 
  6. ^ Nasmyth, K; Peters, J. M.; Uhlmann, F (2000). "Splitting the chromosome: Cutting the ties that bind sister chromatids". Science (New York, N.Y.) 288 (5470): 1379–85. PMID 10827941. 
  7. ^ Professeur Kim Nasmyth. Lauréat du Prix Louis-Jeantet de médecine 1997 and Travaux de recherche[dead link]
  8. ^ Wittgensteinpreis-Träger 1999 Univ. Prof. Dr. Kim Ashley Nasmyth