Philip Michael Williams
School of Pharmacy
The University of Nottingham, UK
Dr. Phil Williams obtained his degree in pharmacy from the University of Nottingham in 1988. Having qualified as a pharmacist, he returned to Nottingham and undertook research into the biological applications of scanning probe microscopy. He obtained his PhD - “Computational Studies in Scanning Probe Microscopy” from Nottingham in 1995. In 2000, he was awarded a five-year Advanced Research Fellowship from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council of the United Kingdom and during this time established a number of research collaborations including those with Professor Evan Evans (Vancouver) and Professor Jane Clarke (Cambridge). In 2003, he was promoted to Associate Professor and Reader in Theoretical Biophysics, and in 2008, he gained a personal chair as Professor of Biophysics within the School of Pharmacy at the University of Nottingham, U.K. He has received many awards and prizes, including being made Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain in 2004. He has published over 150 research articles covering areas of molecular interaction, protein folding and single molecule mechanics, bionanotechnology, molecular simulation, and instrument development. Professor Williams is a member of the Laboratory of Biophysics and Surface Analysis at Nottingham, the University of Nottingham’s High-Performance Computer management team, and coordinates the University’s doctoral training activities in Interdisciplinary High Performance Computing (iHPC).
Biophysics in health and disease, protein folding, molecular interactions, single molecule studies, scanning probe microscopy, molecular simulation, computational chemistry, high-performance computing.