Miller Group

Dr Gavin J. Miller

Gavin Miller

Biography
Gavin was born in Newport, Wales and read Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry at UMIST where he was awarded an MChem in Medicinal Chemistry. Continuing his studies at the University of Manchester, Gavin undertook a PhD in synthetic carbohydrate chemistry investigating multivalency followed by a PDRA at St Andrews University (with Professor S. J. Conway). Gavin then worked in industry, firstly at Ferring Pharmaceuticals, on the design of new treatments for primary dysmenorrhea and secondly at Peakdale Molecular on the design of an anti-nicotine vaccine. Gavin returned to academia and the University of Manchester in 2010, firstly as a PDRA in the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology developing chemical synthesis approaches to heparan sulfate oligosaccharides (with Dr J. M Gardiner) and secondly as a fixed-term lecturer, in 2015, within the School of Chemistry. He took up his current lectureship in organic chemistry at Keele in 2016 and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2020. He was awarded a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship in the same year.


Qualifications/Awards
Future Leaders Fellowship (UKRI) 2020
CSci (RSC) 2019
FHEA (HEA) 2017
CChem (RSC) 2010
PhD (Manc) 2005
MRSC (RSC) 2005
MChem (UMIST) 2001


Memberships
EPSRC College
Royal Society of Chemistry Carbohydrate Interest Group, Chair 2020-
Royal Society of Chemistry Carbohydrate Interest Group, Secretary 2019-20
Royal Society of Chemistry
American Chemical Society
Higher Education Academy


Recent/Upcoming External Presentations


2021
RSC BMCS and RSC NAG 2nd Nucleosides and Nucleotides: synthetic and biological chemistry, online
European Glycoscience Community webinar series, online
9th European Chemical Biology Symposium, online
Strathclyde Chemistry, Departmental talk, online
Birmingham Chemistry, Departmental talk, online


2019
53rd European Symposium on Biological and Organic Chemistry, Gregynog, UK.

2018
7th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress, Liverpool, UK.
IBCarb Glycobiotechnology 2018, University of Manchester, UK.
ACS CARB Division: Emerging Young Investigators, American Chemical Society 255th National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA.

2017
UK-China Glycoscience Network Meeting, Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Shanghai, China
RSC Carbohydrate Group Meeting, University of Dublin, Trinity College, Ireland
Biochemical Society Meeting: Glycobiology in Infectious Disease, Keele, UK