Jeremy Nicholson, PhD
Main Stage Speaker
Professor Nicholson obtained his PhD in Biochemistry from Kings College (St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School), London University in 1980. After a series of academic appointments as Lecturer and Reader at Birkbeck College and University College London University he was appointed as Full Professor of Biological Chemistry in 1992. He was appointed to be the University of London Established Chair in Biological Chemistry and Head of Biological Chemistry at Imperial College London in 1998. Subsequently Head of the Department of Biomolecular Medicine in 1997, then Head of the Department of Surgery and Cancer (one of the world’s largest clinical departments) in 2009. In 2012 he founded and became director of the world’s first National Phenome Centre – the MRC-National Phenome Center – and became the Chairman of the International Phenome Centre Network (2016). He left Imperial College London in late 2018 to become the Pro-Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences at Murdoch University and to direct the Australian National Phenome Center.
Nicholson has authored over 900 papers and articles on spectroscopy, informatics, metabolic biochemistry, and systems medicine. His major research focus is on the development of diagnostic and prognostic molecular phenotyping and computational technologies as applied to problems in personalized healthcare, microbiome-host metabolic signaling, metabolic diseases and cancer. He is a Clarivate Highly-Cited Researcher in Pharmacology and Toxicology and Cross-Disciplinary Science.