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Michael Grant


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Part-time contract with FBMH to atdvise staff on the preparation and submission of grant applications.

Research interests

Over 150 articles in the field of connective tissue biochemistry, matrix biology and the genetics of cartilage and bone diseases.

Founding editor of Biological Sciences Review – a magazine for A-level Biology students and their teachers. Now in 23rd year. Author of 15 publications herein.

Research Funding:
Recipient of over 80 research grants from Research Councils and Charities, 1972-2000.

Established the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell-Matrix Research in 1994.

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Medal of Honour, University of Manchester, 2010
Fell-Muir Award, British Society for Matrix Biology, 2007
Honorary Member, British Society for Matrix Biology, 2004
Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences, 2000
Advisory Board of the NW Stem Cell Centre, 2008-
Partnership Board of the NW Genetics Knowledge Park, 2002-
Advisory Board of the Botnar Institute, University of Oxford, 2004-08
Board of Westlakes Research Institute, West Cumbria, 2002-06
Scientific Advisory Board of Academy of Finland’s Centre of Excellence at the University of Oulu, 2001-06
Executive Committee of the UK Biochemistry Society, 2002-04
Director of the Manufacturing Institute, Trafford Park, 2001-04
Advisor on Medical Education to Universities of Kuwait, Hong Kong, Lund (Sweden) and Turku (Finland)
Governor of the Strangeways Research Laboratory, Cambridge, 1992-97
Chair of Christie Hospital Research Sub-Committee, 1995-99
Chair of British Connective Tissue Society, 1987-92
Member of Research Committees, MRC, ARC, Nuffield Foundation and various panels of BBSRC and Wellcome Trust


BSc. Tech University of Manchester (1962) Biochemistry
D.Phil University of Oxford (1966) Plant Biochemistry
FMedSci Academy of Medical Sciences (2000)

Previous Positions (University of Manchester):
2004–2008 Associate Vice-President (Research)
2001–2004 Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)
2000–2001 Dean of Faculty of Biological Sciences
1998-2000 Director of Research & Graduate School, Faculty of Biological Sciences
1995-2000 Chairman of Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell-Matrix Research
1993-1995 Director of Undergraduate Scool & Deputy Dean, Faculty of Biological Sciences
1986-1991 Chairman of Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, School of Biological Sciences
1981         Professor of Medical Biochemistry


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