Prof. Edith Sim Department of Pharmacology, University of Oxford, UK3 Talks
Edith Sim was at school in Dundee and as a result of a meeting of the British Association and a talk by Dame Kathleen Lonsdale, was enthused to follow a career in science. She studied Biochemistry at Edinburgh University gaining a first class honours degree and for her DPhil in... read moreOxford. She was a Royal Society Exchange Fellow in Grenoble, returned to Oxford University as a Departmental Lecturer in Biochemistry and then moved as a Wellcome Trust Senior Lecturer to the Department of Pharmacology being appointed a Professor of Pharmacology and Head of Department for 5 years. She was then Director of Graduate Training in the Medical Sciences Division at Oxford and laterally Dean of Science, Engineering and Computing at Kingston University. Her research on arylamine N-acetyltransferases was supported by the Wellcome Trust for over 25 years and other funding has been from Venture Capital funds, Research Councils in the UK and overseas and Pharmaceutical companies as well as other research charities. She has served on research panels of charities and research councils in the UK and Europe. She chaired the Doctoral panel of the Medical Research Council and was a founding scientist of the drug discovery spin out company now called Summit plc. She is a Trustee of the Daphne Jackson Trust supporting returners to research after a career break and is an Emeritus Professor at Kingston University and the Department of Pharmacology at Oxford. She is a Senior Research Fellow at St Peter's College, Oxford. She has been married for over 40 years to Bob Sim, a fellow biochemist, and they have a daughter who has a doctorate in Science Education and a son who is a surgeon. Their first grandchild was born in 2015.