Gordon (William) Duff (1947)

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Sir Gordon (William) Duff, Kt was born 27 December 1947 to William Munro Duff (c1920) . He married Naida Margaret Clarke (c1947) 1969 in United Kingdom.

Sir Gordon (William) Duff, Kt 2007; PhD; FRCP, FRCPE, FMedSci, FRSE. Lord Florey Professor of Molecular Medicine, University of Sheffield, since 1991. Chairman: National Biological Standards Board, since 2002. Commission on Human Medicines, since 2005. Scientific Pandemic Influenza Advisory Committee, since 2008

Born 27 December 1947; son of William Munro Duff and Marion Gertrude Duff. Married 1969, Naida Margaret, daughter of Air Commodore Charles Clarke, OBE and Eileen Clarke; two daughters

Education: Perth Acad.; Hipperholme GS, Yorks; St Peter's Coll., Oxford (BA 1969, MA 1975; BM BCh 1975; Hon. Fellow, 2006); St Thomas's Hosp. Med. Sch., Univ. of London (PhD 1980); Saybrook Coll., Yale Univ. FRCPE 1989; FRCP 1998

Career: House Officer in Medicine, St Thomas's Hosp., London, and in Surgery, Stracathro Hosp., Brechin, 1975–76; Senior House Officer in Medicine: RAF Unit, King Edward VII Hosp., Midhurst, 1976–77; (Clinical Pharmacol.) Hammersmith Hosp. and RPMS, 1977–78; Med. Registrar posts, 1978–80; Yale University School of Medicine: Res. Associate, Internal Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Pathol. (Immunol.), 1980–83; Associate Investigator, Howard Hughes Inst. of Cellular and Molecular Immunol., 1981–83; Clin. Lectr in Rheumatol., 1984–86, Clin. Sen. Lectr, Dept of Medicine, 1986–90, Univ. of Edinburgh; Hon. Consultant Physician, Lothian Health Bd, 1986–90; University of Sheffield: Res. Dean, Sheffield Med. Sch., 1997–2002; Director: Div. of Molecular and Genetic Medicine, 1997–2000; of Res., Faculty of Medicine, 1999–2002; Div. of Genomic Medicine, 2000–06; Hon. Consultant Physician, Sheffield Teaching Hosps NHS Trust, 1991–. RSocMed Vis. Prof. to USA (Yale, NIH, Pfizer Res.), 1995; Lectures: Honiman-Gillespie, Univ. of Edinburgh, 1991; Harry Bostrom, Swedish Soc. Med., 1996; Faculty, Univ. of Geneva, 2001. Founding Ed., Cytokine, 1988–. Committee on Safety of Medicines: Mem., 1995–2005, Chm., 2003–05; Chairman: Biol Sub-cttee, 1998–2003 (Mem., 1995–2005); vCJD and Blood Products Expert Gp, 1998–2005; vCJD and Vaccines Expert Gp, 2000–05; Tissue Engrg Expert Gp, 2001–05; Mem., Safety and Efficacy Sub-cttee, 1992–95. Chairman: Foresight Internat. Health Gp, DTI (OST), 1998–2000; Gene Therapy Commissioning Gp, DoH, 2004; Member: Health and Life Scis Foresight Panel, DTI, 1997–99; Genomic Medicine Gp, Foresight Healthcare, 1999–2000; Adv. Gp on Genetics Res., DoH, 2003–07. Member: Advisory Board, MRC, 1997–2005; Health Metrology Panel, EPSRC, 2000. Expert Advr (Biol Medicines), EMEA, 2001–. Clin. Trials Monitor, WHO, 1995–97. Member: R&D Executive, Central Sheffield Univ. Hosp. NHS Trust, 1996–99 (Chm., Res. Mgt Cttee, 1996–98); R&D Strategy Gp, Trent RHA, 2000–04. Member, International Scientific Adv. Bd, Medical Solutions plc, 1999–2005. Member: Council, Internat. Cytokine Soc., USA, 1992– (President, 1997–98); Council, Eur. Cytokine Soc., Paris, 1997–; International Scientific Advisory Board: DeutschesRheumaForschungZentrum, Berlin, 1996–99; Dublin Molecular Medicine Centre, 2000–. Member, Clinical Interest Group, Wellcome Trust, 1994–97. Member: Res. Committee, Arthritis and Rheumatism Council, 1993–97; Scientific Cttee, DEBRA (Fragile Skin Diseases), 1996–99; Scientific Cttee, GDBA, 1996–99. Mem. Council, Univ. of Sheffield, 2000–04. FMedSci 1999; FRSE 2008. Mem., Assoc. of Physicians of GB and Ireland, 1986–. MD (hc) Edinburgh, 2008. (Jtly) Sir Hiram Maxim Award for Res. in Immunology, 1987; Medal, Swedish Society Medicine, 1996

Publications: Contributions to res. journals in fields of inflammation, immunology and genetics; thirty patents in field of genetic diagnostics for common diseases.


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Offspring of Sir Gordon (William) Duff, Kt and Naida Margaret Clarke (c1947)
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(two daughters)

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