Hugh Allen Oliver Hill

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Hugh Allen Oliver Hill

(1937-05-23) 23 May 1937 (age 83)
Alma mater Queen's University Belfast
Known for bioinorganic chemistry
Spouse(s)Boglárka Anna Pinter
Awards Mullard Award (1993),
Royal Medal (2010)
Scientific career
Fields chemistry
Institutions University of Oxford

Hugh Allen Oliver Hill FRSC FRS (born 1937), usually known as Allen Hill, is Emeritus Professor of Bioinorganic Chemistry at the University of Oxford and Honorary Fellow of The Queen's College, Oxford and Wadham College, Oxford. [1] He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1990 and was awarded the 2010 Royal Medal of the Royal Society "for his pioneering work on protein electrochemistry, which revolutionised the diagnostic testing of glucose and many other bioelectrochemical assays.". [2] [3]

After studying at Queen's University Belfast [1] Hill moved to the Oxford in 1962, becoming a fellow of The Queen's College in 1965. [4] His research awards include the Interdisciplinary award, the Chemistry and Electrochemistry of Transition Metals medal, and the Robinson award of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Breyer medal of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and the Mullard Award and the Royal Medal of the Royal Society. [4]

In 2012 his work on the electrochemical monitoring of proteins and its application to the monitoring of glucose concentrations in the blood of diabetic patients was marked by the award of a Landmark blue plaque in Oxford. [5]

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  2. "Royal Society recognises excellence in science". Royal Society. Retrieved 2012-07-31.
  3. Departmental home page
  4. 1 2 "Prof Allen Hill, FRS". Debrett's People of Today Online. Retrieved 2012-08-17.
  5. Gallagher, Paul. "RSC honours Oxford University team behind diabetic breakthrough". Royal Society of Chemistry . Retrieved 2012-08-17.