Prof Anthony Turner


Postdoctoral work at Mario Negri Pharmacology Institute, Milan, Italy, 1972-1973; Lecturer in Biochemistry at Leeds, 1973; Senior Lecturer, 1982, Reader in Neurochemistry, 1987, Professor of Biochemistry, 1990, Head of School, 1996-2004; Faculty Dean, 2004-2007; Elected Fellow of Academy of Medical Sciences (FMedSci), 2012; D.Sc. Hon. causa (Univ of Bratislava), 2014; Learned Society roles: Chief Editor, Biochemical Journal (1987-1994); Chair of Publications Board, The Biochemical Society, 1994-2004); Hon. Secretary (1988-1992) then President (1992-1996), European Society for Neurochemistry; Chief Editor, Journal of Neurochemistry (1999-2010); Chair of Publications, International Society for Neurochemistry (2010- ); Historian and Council Member, European Society for Neurochemistry (2013- ).

Research interests

Research interests have largely focused in the area of neurochemistry, particularly in recent years in neurodegeneration (publications > 300, >15,000 citations, h-index = 63). In recent years this has particularly focused on proteolytic processing and regulation of key CNS membrane and signaling proteins including the amyloid precursor protein (APP), the prion protein and acetylcholinesterase. This has led to studies on APP biological functions and epigenetic regulation in Alzheimer’s disease.

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  • B.A., Univ of Cambridge
  • M.A., Univ. of Cambridge
  • Ph.D., Univ of Cambridge

Professional memberships

  • Biochemical Society
  • International Society for Neurochemistry
  • European Society for Neurochemistry