Cambridge University

Sir Alan Fersht

Professor Sir Alan Roy Fersht, FRS, FMedSci, is the Master of Gonville and Caius College at the University of Cambridge.

Sir Alan Fersht is a world leading scientist, with interests spanning chemistry and biology, and has co-founded three biotech companies. He has been elected to three of the most prestigious societies of the USA – Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), Honorary Foreign Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Foreign Honorary Member of the American Philosophical Society – as well as UK and European academies – Fellow of the Royal Society, Member of European Molecular Biology Organization, and Member of Academia Europaea.

He was knighted in 2003 for his work on protein science, and has honorary degrees from Uppsala, Brussels, Weizmann Institute, Imperial College and The Hebrew University. He has honorary professorships in China in Shanghai, Chengdu and Qingdao. He has world-wide experience in the needs of science and biotechnology.