Professor Jennifer Littlechild
Professor of Biological Chemistry

External responsibilities

Committee/panel activities

Member of the Doctoral Training Centres Panel

Member of Advisory Committee MRC current

Member of Life Science Committee EPSRC current

Member of User Group 1 - Protein Crystallography current

Member of the Advisory Board - Journal of Molecular Recognition current

Evaluatuon committees EPSRC Doctoral Training Programmes 2013

Evaluation of BBSRC Industrial Biotechnology Networks 2013

Core Member of BBSRC Committee D 2010 onwards

UK representative for European Section of Applied Biocatalysis 2007-onwards

Round Table Discussion Journal of Industrial Biotechnology 2007
‘Contributions of Marine Bioscience to Industrial Biotechnology’

Member of RSC Chemical/Biology Forum 2003-2006

Member of BBSRC BMS Committee 1995-1998

EU Activities

Contributed to writing of SusChem (Sustainable Chemistry for Europe) documentation 2006-2007

Attended European Section of Applied Biocatalyis meetings in Brussels, Germany, Austria 2007-2013

Evaluation of EU Framework 7 call on ‘Designer Enzymes’, 2009

Evaluation of major EU grants 2012 and 2013.Industrial Biocatalysis

Advisor to EU Commission on Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Brussels,2009

Evaluation of applications for ERC grants, New Investigators 2009 onwards

EU commission advisory committee in Brussels on Industrial Biotechnology and evaluation of mid term large consortia grants 2012-2013.

UK member of COST Action CASCAT

Evaluation of ERC grants

Invited Article in European Reports in Biotechnology 2008 ‘Robust Enzyme Catalysts with Commercial Applications’

Member of INSTRUCT UK Liaison Group, for the Development of Central Facilities for Structural Biology in Europe.

Member of Biosciences for Business, KTN

Editorial responsibilities

Reviewing of Grants for MRC, BBSRC, EPSRC and Wellcome Trust, UK

Reviewing of scientific papers for high impact scientific journals, PNAS, Febs Journal, J. Mol. Biol., Extremophiles etc.

Review of major BBSRC and EPSRC Facilities, eg 2003 Chemical Database Service

Member of BBSRC REI Committee 2004

Member of RSC Chemical/Biology Forum 2003 onwards

Member of Advisory Committee MRC

Member of the EPSRC/BBSRC Biomolecular Sciences Committee until 1998.

Member of Life Science Committee EPSRC current

Member of User Group 1 - Protein Crystallography, Daresbury laboratory

Member of the Advisory Board - Journal of Molecular Recognition.

Editorial Board International Journal Extremophiles

Review of Queens Anniversary Awards

Editorial Board International Journal Extremophiles. current

Editorial Board – Biotechnology Letters

Refereeing grant proposals UK, NIH, USA New Zealand, Norway and France

Refereeing papers for major international journals

Refereeing proposals for Queens Anniversary Awards 2006

Invited lectures

International Extremophile Meeting, Naples, Italy, Sep. 2002

7th International School on the Crystallography of Biological Macromolecules Como, Italy, May 2003

International Thermophile Meeting, Exeter, Sep. 2003

International Biocatalysis Meeting, Hamburg, Germany, Aug. 2004

International Vanadium Meeting, Budapest Hungary, 2004

RSC Frontiers Meeting in Mechanistic Enzymology and Biocatalysis, Exeter Aug-Sep. 2005

International Extremophile Meeting in Baltimore, USA Sep. 2004

US Biocatalysis Company, Diversa, USA Sep 2005

International Thermophiles 2005, Brisban, Australia, Sep. 2005

International Symposium on Extremophiles and Their Applications, Japan, Nov. 2005

International Symposium on Hydration in Proteins, Japan, Nov 2005

International Conference on Extremophiles, Brest, France, Sep. 2006

Coast to Coast Meeting on Medicinal Chemistry, Torquay, 2006

International Symposium on Vanadium, San Francisco, USA Sep. 2006

International Meeting on Industrial Enzymes, Osaka, Japan March, 2007

International Protein Stabilisation Conference, University of Exeter, April 2007

Max-Planck Symposium on Ribosomes, Berlin May 2007

International Meeting on Amino Acids and Proteins, Greece August 2007

International Meeting on Thermophiles, Bergen, Norway Sep. 2007

Pacific Rim Conference on Biotechnology, Hawaii, USA, Nov. 2007

South West Structural Biology Consortium 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 (Exeter)

American Chemical Society Meeting, San Francisco, USA August 2006

International Conference on Extremophiles, Brest, France Sep. 2006

International Meeting on Industrial Enzymes, Osaka, Japan March 2007

International Protein Stabilisation Conference, University of Exeter, April 2007

Max-Planck Symposium on Ribosomes, Berlin May 2007

International Meeting on Amino Acids and Proteins, Greece August 2007

EU Meeting on Industrial Biotechnology, Symbiosis, Barcelona, September 2007

International Meeting on Thermophiles, Bergen, September 2007

Invited lecture International Meeting on Vanadium Enzymes, Lisbon, Portugal, July 2008

International Conference on Extremophiles, Cape Town,South Africa, September 2008

International BIOPROSP 2009 Meeting, Tromso, Norway, February 2009

International ProStab Meeting, Graz, Austria, April 2009

International Biotrans 2009 Meeting, Bern, Switzerland July 2009

Keynote Lecture International Thermophiles 2009, Beijing, China, August 2009

Session Chair and Keynote Lecture European Symbiosis Meeting, Barcelona, Spain, September 2009.

Plenary Lecture South African Biochemical Society, Bloemfontaine, South Africa, Jan 2010

Invited lecture International Thermophiles Meeting, Montana, USA and International Extremophiles Meeting, Athens, Georgia, USA 9th -17th September 2011

Invited lecture International Extremophile Meeting – Key to Bioenergy Athens Geogia, USA Sep 19th -20th 2011

Invited lecture and session chair -International Marine Biodiversity Meeting, Aberdeen, Scotland26th -30th Sep 2011

International Biotransformation Conference, ESAB Meeting and COST Meeting, Naxos, Sicily.30th Sep to 8th Oct, 2011

Invited speaker - International Protein Stabilisation Meeting, Lisbon, Portugal, May 2nd-4th 2012.

Keynote speaker Leading Industrial Biotechnology. Focus on Biotechnology, York, UK May 2012

Invited lecture-International Extremophile Meeting, Seville, Spain, September 2012

Invited lecture and session chair International Conference on Marine Biotechnology, Dalian, China , September, 2012

Invited lecture -International Zing Conference on Biocatalysis, Cacun, Mexico December 2012

Invited lecture -International Transaminase Meeting, Stockholm, Sweden, Feb 2013

Keynote speaker-International Thermophile Meeting.Regensburg, Germany, September 2013

Media Coverage

Nature's Catalysts and New Pharmaceuticals. Lecture to the Institute of Biology, Devon Section

Lectures to Exeter Discussion group and Exeter Womens Society, 2004.

Presented work as part of Astrazeneca Meeting, Bio-Business Success in South West England.

Presented work at Peninsula Medical School Academic evenings in Exeter and Plymouth.

Interview and video clip of my groups work appearing on local news BBC TV

Interview and article appearing in Express and Echo, local newspaper, 2003

Featured in 'Excellence in SW Book' published by SWRDA

Article in the 'Biochemist' on Cures from the Ends of the Earth, new pharmaceuticals from thermophilic enzymes.

Cafe Scientific Lecture, Exeter Phoenix May 2007

Article in Devon Life July 2007 Cures from the Ends of the Earth

Press Release of DTI Fasttrack Award with Aquapharm, Oban, 2007

Invited Article in European Reports in Biotechnology 2008 ‘Robust Enzyme Catalysts with Commercial Applications’

Workshops/Conferences organised

International Thermophiles meeting 2003 Exeter

International Protein Stabilisation Meeting, 2007 Exeter

International Novel Enzymes Meeting 2010

RSC Mechanistic Enzymology Meeting 2005 Exeter

South west Structural Biology Meetings Exeter 2001 and 2008

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