Elected: 2015
Discipline: Earth Sciences and Chemistry
Professor Marcel Jaspars FRSE

Vice President of International, Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Professor Marcel Jaspars first joined the University of Aberdeen in 1995. His research interests are in the discovery, understanding and use of natural chemical compounds from a range of sources, including reef organisms, deep-sea bacteria and desert microorganisms. He has developed methods to rapidly define the structure of these complex molecules and is working to understand why and how they are produced. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.