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Sir Adrian P. Bird CBE

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Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology
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Wellcome Centre for Cell Biology
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Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • PhD
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Sussex
  • Ph.D.
  • Ph.D
  • Ph.D.
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Stratified Medicine Scotland ::, 2 Oct 2015 [cached]
Professor Sir Adrian Bird
Adrian Bird
Buchanan Chair of Genetics, University of Edinburgh
Adrian Bird has held the Buchanan Chair of Genetics at the University of Edinburgh since 1990 and is a member of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology. He graduated in Biochemistry from the University of Sussex in 1968 and obtained his PhD at Edinburgh University. Following postdoctoral experience at the Universities of Yale and Zurich, he joined the Medical Research Council's Mammalian Genome Unit in Edinburgh. In 1987 he moved to Vienna to become a Senior Scientist at the newly-founded Institute for Molecular Pathology. He was a governor of the Wellcome Trust from 2000-2010 and is currently a trustee of Cancer Research UK.
Professor Sir Adrian Bird, ..., 16 Sept 2015 [cached]
Professor Sir Adrian Bird, CBE FRS FRSE
Appointed in 2010, Professor Bird is chairman of the Research Strategy Committee. He retired as Deputy Chairman of the Wellcome Trust on 31 October 2010, having been appointed a Governor in October 2000, and Deputy Chairman in April 2007.
He has held the Buchanan Chair of Genetics at the University of Edinburgh since 1990, and is Director of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology at the University. His research interests are the structure and function of the mammalian genome and in particular the role of DNA methylation.
Professor Bird was a member of the Science Planning Committee for The Francis Crick Institute, a collaboration between Cancer Research UK, the Medical Research Council, the Wellcome Trust, University College London, Imperial College London and King's College London. He is a member of the editorial board of the journal 'Molecular Cell'.
Awards include the 1999 Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine and the 2008 Charles Léopold Mayer Prize of the French Academy of Sciences. He is a Trustee of the Kirkhouse Trust and of the Rett Syndrome Research Trust.
Professor Bird was awarded a knighthood in the 2014 New Year's Honours list.
Statins Suppress Rett Syndrome Symptoms in Mice | Rett Syndrome Research Trust, 28 July 2013 [cached]
In 2007, Adrian Bird, Ph.D., Buchanan Professor of Genetics at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology at the University of Edinburgh, showed that symptoms in mice are reversible regardless of the age of the animal.
Prof Andrew Macdonald | Manchester Immunology Group, 22 Nov 2015 [cached]
Adrian Bird, University of Edinburgh
RettUK : Rett Syndrome - Mapping RTT Phenotypes, 27 Feb 2015 [cached]
MAPPING RTT-LIKE PHENOTYPES | Rett UK Scientific Advisor Professor Adrian Bird in Edinburgh RettUK : Rett Syndrome - Mapping RTT Phenotypes
Adrian P. Bird, Ph.D.
Trustee, Scientific Advisor, Buchanan Professor of Genetics, University of Edinburgh, Director, Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology, Deputy Chair, Wellcome Trust
Adrian P. Bird, Ph.D. is the world's leading expert in the gene, MECP2, responsible for Rett syndrome when mutated. In 2007, Prof. Bird heralded a major breakthrough by reversing Rett symptoms in mice thereby suggesting the same may be true for human beings.
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