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Chemistry welcomes new Head of School

1 August 2018

Professor Emma Raven has now joined the department as Head of School

Emma graduated with a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Leicester before undertaking a PhD at the University of Newcastle specialising in the field of bioinorganic chemistry.

She then took up a lectureship at the University of British Columbia before moving back to her alma mater, the University of Leicester in 1995 where she has held numerous positions including Head of Chemistry. She became a Professor in 2006.

Her work and research has been focused on understanding structure and function of heme proteins and their role in biology, including the globins/cytochromes, peroxidases and dioxygenases. 

Professor Raven has also undertaken extensive work in improving our understanding of heme dioxygenase enzymes and heme regulation in biology.

She said: “Bristol Chemistry is an incredibly strong school and one that is widely admired across the chemistry community, so I am proud to be leading it forward over the next few years and I take the responsibility very seriously. I am really looking forward to meeting the students and postdocs, and finding out first-hand about their work."

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