Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology

Mike Threadgill delivers Inaugural Lecture

Tue Dec 15 15:17:00 GMT 2015

Professor Mike Threadgill delivered a Faculty of Science Inaugural Lecture on 2 December, titled ‘The Making of a Medicinal Chemist’.

During the lecture, Mike explored the influences Mike Threadgill Inaugural Lectureand inspirations that have led him to a career in academic medicinal chemistry and reviewed the research of his team over the years. 

Over 100 people attended the lecture including Mike’s former colleagues, Professor Malcolm Stevens and Professor Andy Gescher. 

Mike’s research focusses on the application of medicinal chemistry for the development of new agents for diagnosis and treatment of cancer. His work has led him to become a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and an Honorary Fellow of the  Indian Society for Chemists and Biologists. Mike Threadgill Inaugural Lecture

Mike received his PhD from the University of Cambridge in 1981 before working at Aston University and the MRC Radiobiology Unit in Oxfordshire. He joined Bath in 1990 and was promoted to Professor of Medicinal Chemistry in 2008. 

Mike said: “It felt good to review my research in front of many people who had previously only seen parts of it. I also welcomed the opportunity to recognise all the colleagues, students and collaborators who have helped me over the years.”

Watch a recording of the lecture.