Professor Jim Scrivens

School of Science & Engineering, Teesside University, UK

Identifying Misfolded Proteins in Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

Professor Jim Scrivens, Teesside University, explains how he is investigating proteins and other molecules that have changed shape, but may not have changed mass, using ion mobility mass spectrometry. Hear how this is helping to elucidate the proteins that cause bovine spongiform encephalopathy, commonly known as mad cow disease.

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Professor Jim Scrivens

School of Science & Engineering, Teesside University, UK

Professor Jim Scrivens obtained his PhD from the University of Manchester, UK. After University he joined ICI, at Wilton on Teesside, to undertake research using nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR). He then became involved in mass spectrometry, initially as process control tool and then later to characterise complex mixtures. Together with his co-workers he carried out research to develop new approaches to characterise polymer systems. These included chromatographic, thermal, modelling and instrumental studies. Jim became very active in instrumental development and pioneered industrial uses of novel ionisation approaches and tandem mass spectrometry. After leaving ICI (after 28 years) Jim became a Professor in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Warwick. Jim left Warwick in 2015 and is now Visiting Professor at Teesside University.