Professor Michael Blackburn

The University of Sheffield, The United Kingdom

How did Nature Simply select Phosphate for its Dominant Roles in Biology?

Michael Blackburn has graduated University of Cambridge as Rockefeller Research Fellow in 1956. He performed his investigations under the supervision of Professor Lord Todd, Nobel Laureate. The biggest part of his scientific career is connected with University of Sheffield. He is the member of many prestigious international scientific organizations as well the member of editorial boards of some scientific journals. Considerable contribution into bioorganic chemistry, phosphorus chemistry, physical-organic chemistry, and basic enzymology made by Michael Blackburn cannot be overestimated. Now he is actively working in the area of enzyme inhibitors chemistry, especially for carbonic anhydrase and glaucoma therapy.