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Professor of Molecular Endocrinology & Vice-Master, Churchill College
Ken Siddle was elected a Fellow of Churchill in 1982, and became Vice-Master in 2012. He studied as an undergraduate and postgraduate at Cambridge University and was awarded his PhD in Biochemistry in 1972. His first appointment was at the Welsh National School of Medicine (as it was then called) in Cardiff, but he returned to Cambridge in 1978 as a member of the University Department of Clinical Biochemistry and, apart from a sabbatical year at Harvard Medical School in Boston in 1989/90, he has remained in Cambridge ever since.
He was appointed Professor of Molecular Endocrinology in 1990 and is now based in the Institute of Metabolic Science on the Addenbrooke’s Biomedical Campus. His main field of research is the biochemistry of insulin and insulin-like growth factors, including their receptors and intracellular signalling pathways and the dys-regulation of their actions in diabetes. He is also heavily involved in the organization and administration of postgraduate programmes in biomedical sciences. His outside interests include mountaineering and cricket, and he has been Senior Treasurer of Cambridge University Cricket Club since 1990.