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Professor Richard Evershed


I graduated from Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham, in 1978 with a BSc in Applied Chemistry, and then undertook a PhD in the Department of Chemistry, University of Keele, under the supervision of Professor David Morgan, investigating pheromones in social insects. In 1981 I was appointed to a postdoctoral research position in the Organic Geochemistry Unit, School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, where I worked with Professors Geoffrey Eglinton and James Maxwell, developing GC/MS and HPLC methods for investigating porphyrins in crude oils and source rocks.

In 1984 I moved to the Department of Biochemistry, University of Liverpool, to manage a biochemical mass spectrometry unit. In 1993 I was appointed to a Lectureship in School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, promoted to Reader, 1996, and awarded Chair of Biogeochemistry in 2000. I am currently Director of Bristol Biogeochemistry Research Centre and the Bristol node of the NERC Life Sciences Mass Spectrometry Facility and a member of the NERC Peer Review College. I was recently awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Theophilus Redwood Lectureship and Interdisciplinary Award.



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