Dr Bill Broadhurst
MA (Oxon), DPhil (Oxon)
Official Fellow; Director of Studies in Natural Sciences (Biological and Physical)
Assistant Director of Research in the Department of Biochemistry
Bill Broadhurst’s enthusiasm for science was ignited at the age of seven when his father showed him what happens when a lump of metallic sodium is dropped into a bucket of water. The resulting explosion had unexpected consequences, one being his arrival as an undergraduate at University College, Oxford to study Chemistry in 1982. His interests gradually become less incendiary, leading to a DPhil on the effects of magnetic fields on free radical reactions, followed by postdoctoral work in both Oxford and Cambridge into biological applications of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. Since he became an Assistant Director of Research in the Department of Biochemistry in 1995, he has used NMR to investigate the structure, dynamics and interactions of proteins. He joined Emmanuel College as an Official Fellow in 2005.
Outside the world of work, for the last twelve years in Cambridge he has been closely involved in the life of St Barnabas Church, Mill Road.