John Beringer

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Sir John Beringer
Born (1944-02-14) 14 February 1944 (age 73)
Institutions University of Bristol
Alma mater University of Edinburgh (BSc)
University of East Anglia (PhD)
Thesis Genetic studies with Rhizobium leguminosarum (1973)
Doctoral advisor David Hopwood[1]

Sir John Evelyn Beringer CBE (born 14 February 1944) is a British microbiologist and Emeritus Professor at the University of Bristol.[2]

He was educated at the University of Edinburgh (BSc, 1970) and the University of East Anglia (PhD, 1973).[3] He was Professor of Molecular Genetics at the University of Bristol from 1984–2005, and Pro-Vice-Chancellor from 2001-2005. He was made a CBE in 1993 and was knighted in 2000.

He lives near Bristol with his wife Sheila and has three sons, David, Richard and Peter.


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  3. ^ BERINGER, Prof. Sir John (Evelyn), Who's Who 2014, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2014; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2013