Paula Booth is currently Daniell Professor of Chemistry and Head of Department at King’s College, London, where she leads the renaissance of the discipline at the university.
Paula leads an active, interdisciplinary research group working at the interface between Chemistry and Life Sciences, having previously held Faculty positions at Oxford, Imperial College and Bristol in Biochemistry. Her research addresses the biosynthetic folding of integral membrane proteins, studying reaction mechanisms, regulation by membrane lipids and constructing biomembranes for Synthetic Biology applications.
Her innovative research has been recognised with awards including a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award and Philip Leverhulme Prize, and her funding includes a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award, ERC Advanced Grant, EPSRC-NFS award, BBSRC-EPSRC Synthetic Biology Centre funding as well as grants from BBSRC, EPSRC and the Leverhulme Trust.
Paula has extensive experience at executive and advisory level, for example serving on the UK Biochemical Society, US Protein Society and University of Bristol Councils as well as several Scientific Advisory Boards including the Rosalind Franklin Next Generation Chemistry Board that she will Chair in 2021. She is also a REF 2021 panel member, sits in BBSRC Appointments Board and has served on many funding panels including BBSRC, EPSRC, ERC and The Wellcome Trust.