Elected: 1978
Discipline: Cell and Molecular Biology
Professor John Edward Fothergill FRSE

Professor of Biochemistry, University of Aberdeen.

We are saddened to learn that our colleague Professor John Fothergill FRSE died in May, aged 84. John’s career at the University of Aberdeen spanned almost five decades starting in the mid-1960s. John’s interests were in the structure of enzymes of glycolysis and the proteins of the Complement cascade – the latter generating a life-long interest in blood plasma protease inhibitors. John’s team completed a major ‘first’, the complete sequence of the mRNA for ovalbumin, having previously sequenced the protein entirely at the protein level. John was elected FRSE in 1978. Read more about John Fothergill