Keith Peters | Cambridge

Keith Peters is the former Regius Professor of Physic and Head of the Clinical School in Cambridge where he was a major driver in the formation of the Biomedical Campus.

In 2007 as Interim Director of the MRC National Institute for Medical Research at Millhill he instituted the development of what is now the Francis Crick Institute.

His research focused on the immunology of kidney and blood vessel disease. He has wide-ranging industrial experience having served on the Board of Medical Advisors of Merck Research Laboratories, chaired the Scientific Advisory Board of Amersham plc, and from 2005-2016 was Senior Consultant in R&D to GSK. Biotech experience includes Celltech, Cambridge Antibody Technology, and Cantab.

Keith was elected FRS in 1995, and was a Founder Fellow and second President of the Academy of Medical Sciences. He was Knighted to 1993 for services to medicine, and made GBE in 2018 for services to the advancement of medical science.
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