Academic recognition for Kavli Professors

Academic recognition for Kavli Professors

Congratulations to our five Kavli based academics who have been conferred with Full Professor titles. This recognition is for the significant and sustained academic contribution to the University of Oxford, based on research excellence and influence on fields of study, teaching and ‘good citizenship’.


Professor of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

Andrew Baldwin’s research focuses on using biomolecular NMR techniques to study the biophysical basis of function, and malfunction, of proteins in health and disease, in order to study the structure and dynamics of proteins, and relate this to their behaviour in the cell.


Professor of Neuroscience and Neurology

Zameel Cader’s research aims to further understand the disease pathways in neurogenetic disorders, often rare variants of common disease, and the development of new disease models for more effective drug discovery platforms.


Professor of Circadian Neuroscience

Stuart Peirson’s research focuses on how light regulates physiology and behaviour, with a particular interest in how our modern artificial light environment may disrupt these processes.


Professor of Neurology and Translational Neuroscience

George Tofaris’ research aims to further delineate cellular pathways in protein quality control that could inform the development of novel biomarkers and targeted therapies in neurodegenerative and neurogenetic disorders. 


Professor of Sleep Physiology

Vladyslav Vyazovskiy aims to further understand the mechanisms governing the spatio-temporal dynamics of brain activity during sleep. This will help us to understand not only what sleep is, but also why it is necessary.

Since April 2021, Oxford University's KAVLI Institute for Nanoscience Discovery is proudly serving as a hub for research groups from seven different departments spanning both the medical and physical sciences.