John R. Helliwell
Professor John Richard Helliwell
DSc FInstP FRSC FSocBiol
Fellow of the American Crystallographic Association
E-mail: [email protected]
1996 DSc (York University, Physics)
1978 DPhil (Oxford University, Molecular Biophysics)
1974 BA (York University, Physics 1st class Honours)
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, The University of Manchester.
Professor of Structural Chemistry, The University of Manchester, since 1989-2012.
2002 CCLRC Director of SR Science.
2001-2008 Joint Appointee (50%) with CCLRC, SRS Daresbury Laboratory.
1985-1993 Joint Appointee (20%) with SERC, SRS Daresbury Laboratory.
1985-1988 Lecturer in Physics, University of York.
1983-1985 Honorary Lecturer in Physics, University of Keele.
1985 Principal Scientific Officer at SERC, SRS Daresbury Laboratory.
1983-1985 Senior Scientific Officer at SERC, SRS Daresbury Laboratory.
1979-1983 Lecturer in Biophysics, Department of Physics, University of
Keele and Joint Appointee (50%) with the
Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC), SRS Daresbury Laboratory.
1978 Medical Research Council Postdoctoral Research Assistant at the Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics,
Department of Zoology with Dr Margaret J Adams and Junior Research Fellow, Linacre College,
University of Oxford.
1974-1977 DPhil with Dr Margaret J Adams, University of Oxford; thesis entitled "X-ray studies concerning the
structure of 6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase"; Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics, Department of
Zoology and Balliol College.
[SRS= Synchrotron Radiation Source.]
2015 Elected a corresponding member of the Royal Academy of Sciences & Arts of Barcelona, Spain
2010-2014 Chairman of the ALBA Spanish Synchrotron Radiation Facility Science Advisory Committee.
2006-2009 President of the European Crystallographic Association.
1996-2005 Editor-in-Chief of Acta Crystallographica published by the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr)
and Chairman of the IUCr Commission on Journals.
2002 CCLRC Director of SR Science based at Daresbury Laboratory.
1997 Honorary Member of the National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia.
1993-1996 Founding Chairman of the IUCr's Commission on Synchrotron Radiation.
2014 Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Structural Dynamics published by the ACA and AIP.
2014 Main Editor of Crystallography Reviews published by Taylor and Francis Journals.
2005-2014 International Union of Crystallography's delegate to the International Council for Scientific and
Technical Information (ICSTI).
2004 At the Royal Institution delivered a Friday Evening Discourse entitled: "The molecular basis of the
colouration mechanism in lobster shell".
1999-2001 Chairman of the Neutron Beamtime Biology Committee, Institut Laue Langevin.
1999 Leader of the UK Delegation to the International Union of Pure and Applied Biophysics Congress and
General Assembly, New Delhi, India.
1994-2000 Main Editor (jointly) Journal of Synchrotron Radiation.
Medals, Named Lectures and Awards
European Crystallographic Association Eighth Max Perutz Prize; the award announcement can be found here: http://www.ecanews.org/perutzprize.php
American Crystallographic Association Patterson Award and Lecture May 2014 ACA 2014 Albuquerque New Mexico. "Synchrotron radiation macromolecular crystallography: instrumentation, methods and applications". This lecture is available here: http://www.amercrystalassn.org/h-helliwell_slides.
Dame Kathleen Lonsdale Memorial Lecture of the British Crystallographic Association "The evolution of synchrotron radiation and the growth of its importance in crystallography" Annual Conference
Keele University, UK April 12th 2011; the slides can be found here:
http://www.iucr.org/education/teaching-resources/lonsdale-lecture-2011 and as an article:- Crystallography Reviews doi: 10.1080/0889311X.2011.631919 Crystallography Reviews Vol. 18, No. 1, January 2012, 33-93.
First recipient of the 'Professor K Banerjee Endowment Lecture Silver Medal' of the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), Calcutta, India; Lecture entitled "New opportunities in biological and chemical crystallography"; Sept 2001 and is a Lead Article in J. Synchrotron Rad. (2002). 9, 1-8 [ doi:10.1107/S0909049501018465 ] .
150th Anniversary of the University of Manchester W L Bragg Lecture, Schuster Lab University of Manchester. "X-ray crystal structure analysis in Manchester from W L Bragg to the present day". This is available as a video here: http://www.iucr.org/education/teaching-resources/bragg-lecture-2001).
1. N E Chayen, J R Helliwell and E H Snell "Macromolecular Crystallization and Crystal Perfection" (International Union of Crystallography Monographs on Crystallography" Oxford University Press International Union of Crystallography Monographs on Crystallography (2010) ISBN-10: 0199213259
2. J.R. Helliwell and P M Rentzepis. Editors "Time-Resolved Diffraction" Oxford University Press 1997 (3 Chapters from J R Helliwell).
3. B. Chance, J. Deisenhofer, S. Ebashi, D.T. Goodhead, J.R. Helliwell, H.E. Huxley, T. Iizuka, J. Kirz, T. Mitsui, E. Rubenstein, N. Sakabe, T. Sasaki, G. Schmahl, H. Stuhrmann, K. Wuthrich and G. Zaccai, Editors "Synchrotron Radiation in the Biosciences" Oxford University Press 1994.
4. D.W.J. Cruickshank, J.R. Helliwell and L.N. Johnson, Editors "Time-Resolved Macromolecular Crystallography" Proceedings of a Royal Society Discussion Meeting (1992).
5. J.R. Helliwell "Macromolecular Crystallography with Synchrotron Radiation" Cambridge University Press (1992). Published in paperback 2005.
More than 200 (>10 cited more than 100 Arial).