Elected: 2011
Discipline: Cell and Molecular Biology
Professor Nigel Leslie Brown OBE, FRSE, FRSC, FRSB

Emeritus Professor of Molecular Microbiology, University of Edinburgh.

Professor Nigel Brown is a molecular microbiologist who has worked for several years on the mechanisms and genetic regulation of bacterial resistance to toxic metals and on the mechanisms of transfer of these widespread resistances. He has a strong and active interest in science policy, which was enhanced during his tenure as Director of Science and Technology at the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) between 2004 and 2008. He is also past Chair of the RCUK Research and Development Group and member of the Scottish Science Advisory Council. In 2014 Nigel was awarded an OBE for services to science.