Prof Jason Micklefield
Jason Micklefield is Professor of Chemical Biology within the School of Chemistry and the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology at the University of Manchester. He graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1993 with a PhD in Organic Chemistry and then moved to the University of Washington, USA, as a NATO fellow investigating various biosynthetic pathways and enzyme mechanisms. In 1995 he began his independent research career as a Lecturer in Organic Chemistry at Birkbeck College, University of London before moving to Manchester in 1998. Jason has made diverse contributions at the chemistry-biology interface in the areas of biocatalysis, enzyme mechanisms, biosynthesis, biosynthetic pathway engineering and development of RNA based regulatory tools (riboswitches).