Mark Pepys

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Sir Mark Pepys
Mark Brian Pepys
Alma mater
AwardsFRS (1998)[1]
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity College London
ThesisRole of complement in induction of the allergic response (1973)

Sir Mark Brian Pepys FRS[1][2] was until 2011 Professor of Medicine at University College London and Head of Medicine at the Hampstead Campus and the Royal Free Hospital.[3]


Pepys finished his early education at the University of Cambridge, and then qualified as a medical doctor at University College London Medical School. He then returned to Cambridge where he was awarded a PhD in Immunology in 1973.

Awards and honours[edit]

Pepys won the GlaxoSmithKline Prize in 2007 "for his excellent work as a clinical scientist who has identified specific proteins as new therapeutic targets and developed novel drugs with potential use in amyloidosis, Alzheimer's disease and cardiovascular disease".[4] In 1998, Pepys was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS).[5] His nomination reads:

In 1999 he became director of the University College London Centre for Amyloidosis and Acute Phase Proteins.

Mark Pepys has recently won the 2008 Ernst Chain Prize for his work on amyloid diseases, established by Imperial College London in recognition of leaders in their fields.[citation needed]

Pepys was knighted in the 2012 New Year Honours for services to biomedicine.[6]


  1. ^ a b c "EC/1998/26: Pepys, Mark Brian". London: The Royal Society. Archived from the original on 2014-09-30.
  2. ^ "Iris View Profile". Retrieved 2017-12-13.
  3. ^ Booth, D. R.; Sunde, M; Bellotti, V; Robinson, C. V.; Hutchinson, W. L.; Fraser, P. E.; Hawkins, P. N.; Dobson, C. M.; Radford, S. E.; Blake, C. C.; Pepys, M. B. (1997). "Instability, unfolding and aggregation of human lysozyme variants underlying amyloid fibrillogenesis". Nature. 385 (6619): 787–93. doi:10.1038/385787a0. PMID 9039909.
  4. ^ "The Royal Society GlaxoSmithKline Prize and Lecture (1976) (2002)". Archived from the original on 9 June 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-03.
  5. ^ "Mark Pepys". Retrieved 2017-12-13.
  6. ^ "No. 60009". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2011. p. 1.