Kent Biosciences’ alumni gather in Oxford for a symposium in honour of Professor Keith Gull

At the end of March, 200 scientists from around the globe attended a symposium in Oxford to celebrate the scientific contributions of Professor Keith Gull and to wish him well on his retirement from academic life. Keith joined the (then called) Biological Laboratory at Kent in 1972 before moving on to posts in Manchester in 1989 and then subsequently to Oxford where he eventually became Principal of St Edmund Hall. His strong Kent connection meant that a number of Kent alumni made the journey to Oxford to celebrate with Keith including Roy Quinlan (now a Professor at the University of Durham) who gave a talk on protein chaperones and the cytoskeleton and Paul Warr, long time laboratory manager for the School. The symposium was closed by current Biosciences’ member Mick Tuite who gave a career perspective of Keith with the latter very much focusing on Keith’s early career at Kent.

Kent Biosciences alumni at the symposium to celebrate the scientific contributions of Professor Keith Gull.
from left to right: Roy Quinlan, Eileen Paul, Keith Gull, Anne Roobol, Caroline Alexander, Derrick Robinson, Mick Tuite, Paul Warr, Chris Birkett, Rosemary Sasse (now Burke) and Lesley Clayton