- Professor James Naismith FRS FRSE FMedSci as the new Director of the Research Complex at Harwell (RCaH).
As a shareholder in the Research Complex, Diamond is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor James Naismith FRS FRSE FMedSci to the role of Director of the Research Complex at Harwell (RCaH), effective from 1st June 2017.
RCaH is an innovative venture created to provide a vibrant research culture on the unique Harwell Campus and develop a leading multi-disciplinary centre of scientific excellence, maximising the opportunities for research and international collaboration provided by Diamond, ISIS Neutron and Muon Source, and the Central Laser Facility (collectively the UK Large Facilities).
Professor Naismith, former long standing member of Diamond’s board of directors, is a world-leading expert in protein structure determination (by X-ray crystallography) coupled to molecular biology and biochemistry to probe biological mechanisms and to target specific disease pathways. His numerous achievements and decorations include Fellowship of the Royal Society (2014) and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2016).
RCaH is financed by the BBSRC, EPSRC, MRC, NERC, STFC and Diamond.
Researchers interested in making use of the unique opportunities at RCaH should contact Professor Naismith (DIRECTOR@rc-harwell.ac.uk
) to discuss research proposals.
Recent science highlights carried out at Diamond in conjunction with RCaH include ‘Probing catalytic structure’.