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Prof. Dame Louise N. Johnson (Deceased)

(Foreign Fellow, )

United Kingdom (UK)
United Kingdom (UK)

Professor Dame Louise N. Johnson was born on 26 September, 1940, Worcester, UK.

Dr. Johnson attended WimbledonHigh School for Girls (1952- 1959); University College, London (B.Sc. Physics in 1962); The Royal Institution London (Ph.D. in 1965). Her Research field was Structural Biology.

She served in the Department of Biophysics, Yale University as Post-doctoral Research Assistant (1966 - 1967); Departmental Demonstrator in the Zoology Department, University of Oxford and Janet Vaughan Lecturer in Biophysics at Somerville College, Oxford (1967 - 1973); University Lecturer in Molecular Biophysics, University of Oxford and Fellow, Somerville College, Oxford (1973 - 1990); David Phillips Professor in Molecular Biophysics, Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford and Professorial Fellow, Corpus Christi College, Oxford (1990 - to date); Science Director, Life Sciences, Diamond Light Source (2003 -  to date).

She was awarded Kaj Linderstrom-Lang Prize 1989; Royal Society of Chemistry Award in Enzyme Chemistry; The Charmian Medal, 1996; Datta Medal, Federation of European Biochemical Societies, 1998;

She was associated with Service on Committees; Governor, Westminster School, 1993 - 2001, Royal Society Section 6 Committee, 1993 - 1996, European Molecular Biology Laboratory Scientific Advisory Council 1994 - 2000 (Chairman 1997 - 2000); Programme Committee International Union of Crystallography Congress  Congress Seattle, 1996; Trustee, Cambridge Crystallographic Data Base, 1996 - 2003; Wellcome Trust Infrastructure Committee 1996-1999, BBSRC Integration of Cellular Responses Initiative Committee 1996; Member, Council of Central Laboratories of the Research Councils 1998 - 2001, Royal Society Council Member 1998 - 2000; Director, Erice International School of Macromolecular Crystallography, 2000; Centro di Eccellenza di Biocristallografia, University of Trieste SAC (Chairman) 2001 - 2003; Fourth Generation Light Source, Daresbury; Member of International Advisory Committee 2001 - 2003; Swiss National Centre for Competence in Research, Zurich; Scientific Advisory Council (NCCR) 2001 - 2004; Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine, Scientific Advisory Committee 2001; Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg; Scientific Advisory Committee 2003 - 2004; Biological and Life Sciences Advisor, CCLRC 2002 - 2003; International Science Advisory Committee, CCLRC 2003; The Academy of Medical Sciences, Wellcome Trust, MRC review of the use of non-human primates in research 2005 - 2006; Scientific Advisory Board, School of Biological Sciences, University of Cambridge, 2005.

Dr. Johnson has approximately 170 publications - selected             publications listed: Honda, R., Lowe, E.D., Dubinina, E., Skamnaki, V., Cook, A., Brown, N. R. and Johnson, L. N. (2005). The structure of cyclin E1 in complex with CDK2; implications for CDK2 Kuo A., Domene, C., Johnson, L.N., Doyle, D.A. & Venien-Bryan (2005). Two different conformational states of the KirBac3.1 potassium channel revealed by electron crystallography. Structure 13, 1463-1472. Passmore, L.A., Booth, C.R., Venien-Bryan, C., Ludtke, S.J., Fioretto, C., Johnson, L.N., Chiu, W. & Barford, D. (2005). Structural analysis of the anaphase promoting complex (APC) reveals multiple active sites and insights into poly-ubiquitylation. Mol. Cell 20, 855-866. Johnson, L.N. (2005). Asymmetry at the molecular level in biology. European Review 13, Supplement 2, 77-96. Lowe, E.D., Hasan, N. Trempe, J. F., Fonso, L.,  Noble, M. E. M., Endicott, J.A., Johnson, L. N. & Brown, N.R. (2006). Structures of the Dsk2 UBL and UBA domains and their complex Acta Cryst D 62, 177-188. Cheng, K. Y, Noble, M.E.M., Skamnaki,V., Brown,N.R., Lowe,E. D., Kontogiannis,L., Shen,K., Cole, P.A., Siligardi, G. & Johnson, L.N. (2006).The role of the phospho-CDK2/ cyclin a recruitment site in substrate recognition. J. Biol. Chem.

She was Elected Fellow of the Royal Society, 1990; Elected Member of European Molecular Biology Organisation, 1991; Honorary D.Sc., University of St. Andrews, 1992; Fellow, University College London, 1993; Elected Associate Fellow, Third World Academy of Sciences, 2000; Elected Member Academia Europaea, 2001; N. and B. L. Vallee Visiting Professor, Harvard University Medical School, 2001; DBE, New Year's Honors 2003; Honorary D.Sc., University of Bath, 2004; Honorary Fellowship of the British Biophysical Society, 2004; Honorary Fellowship of the Biochemical Society, 2004; Honorary Fellowship of the Institute of Biology, 2004; Foreign Fellow, Bangladesh Academy of Sciences, 2005.

Profesor Johnson expired on 25 September 2012.

United Kingdom (UK)
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