Mike Dexter. Acrylic painting by Alex Dexter, 2003.
Thomas Michael Dexter
15 May 1945
|Alma mater|| University of Salford (BSc)|
University of Manchester (PhD)
|Known for||Director of Wellcome Trust |
|Awards||Fellow of the Royal Society (1991)|
|Institutions|| Wellcome Trust |
University of Manchester
Paterson Institute for Cancer Research
|Thesis||Leukaemogenesis by the alkylating agent methylnitrosourea (1974)|
(Thomas) Michael Dexter FRS (born 15 May 1945)is a British haematologist and director of the Wellcome Trust, from 1998 to 2003.
Fellowship of the Royal Society is an award granted to individuals that the Royal Society of London judges to have made a 'substantial contribution to the improvement of natural knowledge, including mathematics, engineering science and medical science'.
The Wellcome Trust is a biomedical research charity based in London, United Kingdom. It was established in 1936 with legacies from the pharmaceutical magnate Sir Henry Wellcome to fund research to improve human and animal health. The aim of the Trust is to "achieve extraordinary improvements in health by supporting the brightest minds", and in addition to funding biomedical research it supports the public understanding of science. It has an endowment of £25.9 billion (2018) making it the third wealthiest charitable foundation in the world, after the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the INGKA Foundation.
Dexter was inspired to take A levels at night schooland went on study physiology and zoology at the University of Salford. After graduating, he continued in academia and received a PhD from the University of Manchester in 1974 for research into Leukemia. Dexter also received a Doctor of Science degree from the University of Salford in 1982.
The A Level is a subject-based qualification conferred as part of the General Certificate of Education, as well as a school leaving qualification offered by the educational bodies in the United Kingdom and the educational authorities of British Crown dependencies to students completing secondary or pre-university education. A number of countries, including Singapore, Kenya, Mauritius and Zimbabwe have developed qualifications with the same name as and a similar format to the British A Levels. Obtaining an A Level, or equivalent qualifications, is generally required for university entrance, with universities granting offers based on grades achieved.
A school is an educational institution designed to provide learning spaces and learning environments for the teaching of students under the direction of teachers. Most countries have systems of formal education, which is commonly compulsory. In these systems, students progress through a series of schools. The names for these schools vary by country but generally include primary school for young children and secondary school for teenagers who have completed primary education. An institution where higher education is taught, is commonly called a university college or university, but these higher education institutions are usually not compulsory.
Physiology is the scientific study of the functions and mechanisms which work within a living system.
Dexter was visiting fellow at the Memorial Sloan–Kettering Cancer Center and a professor of haematology at the University of Manchester from 1985 to 1998.
The former Victoria University of Manchester, now the University of Manchester, was founded in 1851 as Owens College. In 1880, the college joined the federal Victoria University, gaining an independent university charter in 1904 as the Victoria University of Manchester after the collapse of the federal university.
He was director of the Paterson Institute for Cancer Researchand the Wellcome Trust. He has authored over author of 360 articles in scientific journals including Nature and is an editor of four books.
Nature is a British multidisciplinary scientific journal, first published on 4 November 1869. It is one of the most recognizable scientific journals in the world, and was ranked the world's most cited scientific journal by the Science Edition of the 2010 Journal Citation Reports and is ascribed an impact factor of 40.137, making it one of the world's top academic journals. It is one of the few remaining academic journals that publishes original research across a wide range of scientific fields.
Dexter was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 1991.
Sir John Bertrand Gurdon, is an English developmental biologist. He is best known for his pioneering research in nuclear transplantation and cloning. He was awarded the Lasker Award in 2009. In 2012, he and Shinya Yamanaka were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for the discovery that mature cells can be converted to stem cells.
Sir Walter Fred Bodmer is a German-born British human geneticist.
The Wellcome Sanger Institute, previously known as The Sanger Centre and Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, is a non-profit British genomics and genetics research institute, primarily funded by the Wellcome Trust.
Sir Roy Malcolm Anderson is a leading British expert on epidemiology. He has mathematically modelled the spread of diseases such as new variant Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease and AIDS. From October 2004 to September 2007 Anderson was the Ministry of Defence's, Chief Scientific Advisor in the UK. He also currently chairs the science advisory board of WHO's Neglected Tropical Diseases programme, is a member of the Bill and Melinda Gates Grand Challenges In Global Health advisory board, and chairs the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI) advisory board funded by the Gates Foundation. He is a non-executive director of GlaxoSmithKline.
Rho guanine nucleotide exchange factor 1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the ARHGEF1 gene.
Gilean Alistair Tristram McVean is a professor of statistical genetics at the University of Oxford, director of the Big Data Institute, fellow of Linacre College, Oxford and co-founder and director of Genomics plc. He also co-chaired the 1000 Genomes Project analysis group.
Malcolm K. Hughes is a meso-climatologist and Regents' Professor of Dendrochronology in the Laboratory for Tree-Ring Research at the University of Arizona.
Richard Michael Durbin, FRS, born 30 December 1960, is a British computational biologist. He is currently an Associate Faculty member at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and Professor of Genetics at the University of Cambridge. Previously, he was Senior Group Leader at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute for over 20 years and an Honorary Professor of Computational genomics at the University of Cambridge.
Allan Bradley FRS is a British geneticist at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.
Sir Mark Jeremy Walport is an English medical scientist and was the Government Chief Scientific Adviser in the United Kingdom from 2013 to 2017.
Sir Jeremy James Farrar is a British medical researcher who since 2013 has been director of the Wellcome Trust. He was previously a professor of tropical medicine at the University of Oxford.
Henning Sirringhaus is Hitachi Professor of Electron Device Physics, Head of Microelectronics and Optoelectronics Group and a Fellow of Churchill College at the University of Cambridge.
Randy John Read is a Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow and Professor of Protein Crystallography at the University of Cambridge.
David Ron MD FRS FMedSci is a Professor of Cellular Pathophysiology and Clinical Biochemistry, Cambridge Institute for Medical Research and the Institute of Metabolic Science, University of Cambridge where he is also a Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow.
Patrik Rorsman FRS FMedSci is Professor of Diabetic Medicine at the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism (OCDEM), in the Radcliffe Department of Medicine at the University of Oxford and a fellow of Harris Manchester College, Oxford.
Sarah Amalia Teichmann is Head of Cellular Genetics at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and a visiting research group leader at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI). She is also a Director of Research in the Cavendish Laboratory, at the University of Cambridge and a Senior Research Fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge.
Natalie C. J. Strynadka FRS is a professor of Biochemistry in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of British Columbia.
Eleftheria Zeggini is research group leader at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and an Honorary Professor in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of Leicester in the UK.
David Chaim Rubinsztein FRS FMedSci is the Deputy Director of the Cambridge Institute of Medical Research (CIMR), the Academic Lead of the Alzheimer's Research UK (ARUK) Cambridge Drug Discovery Institute,, Professor of Molecular Neurogenetics at the University of Cambridge. and a UK Dementia Research Institute Professor.
Neil Burgess is a Professor of Cognitive neuroscience at University College London and a Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow. He has made important contributions to understanding memory and spatial cognition by developing computational models relating behaviour to activity in biological neural networks.
| Director of Wellcome Trust |