Professor Nigel Brown

Elected: 2023

Area(s): Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine & Mathematics

Specialist Subject(s): Molecular Microbiology

Retired; Emeritus Professor of Molecular Microbiology, University of Edinburgh.

Professor Brown is a molecular biologist and specialist in metal resistance in bacteria. Some of his other work gained extra importance during the ‘Gulf War’ in assessing the risk that anthrax might be released as a bioweapon. His leadership roles at BBSRC and universities in Wales, England and Scotland, together with his current position on the Sêr Cymru II panel, make him an influential figure in UK science.