|Born||29 May 1948|
|Alma mater||King's College London (BSc, PhD)|
|Thesis||Studies on the Effect of Griseofulvin on Fungal Growth and Cytology (1973)|
Professor Keith Gull CBE, FRS (born 29 May 1948) is a Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow and Professor of Molecular microbiology at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford. He was the principal of St Edmund Hall, Oxford from 1 October 2009 to 30 September 2018, succeeding Michael Mingos.
Career and research
On completion of his PhD, he moved to a lectureship at the University of Kent. He held a personal chair at Kent when he moved to the University of Manchester where he spent the 1990s involved with the development of the School of Biological Sciences as Head of Biochemistry and Research Dean. He moved to Oxford in 2002. He was Chairman of the Biochemical Society (1999–2002), and is a trustee of Cancer Research UK. According to Google Scholar and Scopus his most cited peer-reviewed scientific papers are on Trypanosoma brucei and Trypanosoma cruzi. More recently, the Gull laboratory has worked on Leishmania.
Awards and honours
Among numerous prizes, fellowships, and other awards, Keith Gull was awarded the Marjory Stephenson Prize from the Society for General Microbiology (1996), was elected Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences (1999), elected Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 2003, and was appointed a CBE in the 2004 New Year Honours list for services to microbiology. He holds an honorary Doctor of Science from the University of Kent. His certificate of election to the Royal Society reads:
|“||Distinguished for his contributions to our understanding of the cell and molecular biology of eukaryotic microbes, especially fungi, slime moulds and trypanosomes. His work has provided important insights into how cells construct their cytoskeletons by modulating tubulin gene expression and protein modification. His novel approaches have led to discovery of unusual mechanisms of microtubule initiation and the partitioning of genomes in sleeping sickness trypanosomes, also of the relationship of division to differentiation in these parasites. His discovery of the mode of action of the antifungal agent griseofulvin has been followed by explanations of the selective toxicity and resistance mechanisms of fungicides and anthelminthics.||”|
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- Ngô, H.; Tschudi, C.; Gull, K.; Ullu, E. (1998). "Double-stranded RNA induces mRNA degradation in Trypanosoma brucei". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 95 (25): 14687–14692. Bibcode:1998PNAS...9514687N. doi:10.1073/pnas.95.25.14687. PMC 24510. PMID 9843950.
- Berriman, M.; Ghedin, E.; Hertz-Fowler, C.; Blandin, G.; Renauld, H.; Bartholomeu, D.; Lennard, N.; Caler, E.; Hamlin, N.; Haas, B.; Böhme, U.; Hannick, L.; Aslett, M. A.; Shallom, J.; Marcello, L.; Hou, L.; Wickstead, B.; Alsmark, U. C.; Arrowsmith, C.; Atkin, R. J.; Barron, A. J.; Bringaud, F.; Brooks, K.; Carrington, M.; Cherevach, I.; Chillingworth, T. J.; Churcher, C.; Clark, L. N.; Corton, C. H.; Cronin, A. (2005). "The Genome of the African Trypanosome Trypanosoma brucei". Science. 309 (5733): 416–422. Bibcode:2005Sci...309..416B. doi:10.1126/science.1112642. PMID 16020726.
- El-Sayed, N. M.; Myler, P.; Bartholomeu, D.; Nilsson, D.; Aggarwal, G.; Tran, A.; Ghedin, E.; Worthey, E.; Delcher, A.; Blandin, G.; Westenberger, S. J.; Caler, E.; Cerqueira, G. C.; Branche, C.; Haas, B.; Anupama, A.; Arner, E.; Aslund, L.; Attipoe, P.; Bontempi, E.; Bringaud, F.; Burton, P.; Cadag, E.; Campbell, D. A.; Carrington, M.; Crabtree, J.; Darban, H.; Da Silveira, J. F.; De Jong, P.; Edwards, K. (2005). "The Genome Sequence of Trypanosoma cruzi, Etiologic Agent of Chagas Disease". Science. 309 (5733): 409–415. Bibcode:2005Sci...309..409E. doi:10.1126/science.1112631. PMID 16020725.
- http://users.path.ox.ac.uk/~kgull/publications.htm Keith Gull lab publications
- Wheeler, R. J.; Gluenz, E.; Gull, K. (2011). "The cell cycle of Leishmania: Morphogenetic events and their implications for parasite biology". Molecular Microbiology. 79 (3): 647–662. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2958.2010.07479.x. PMC 3166656. PMID 21255109.
- Hodges, M. E.; Scheumann, N; Wickstead, B; Langdale, J. A.; Gull, K (2010). "Reconstructing the evolutionary history of the centriole from protein components". Journal of Cell Science. 123 (Pt 9): 1407–13. doi:10.1242/jcs.064873. PMC 2858018. PMID 20388734.
- "A Celebration of Keith Gull". St Edmund Hall. Retrieved 2018-05-09.
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- "Certificate of Election EC/2003/18: Keith Gull". London: The Royal Society. Archived from the original on 2015-09-18.