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Prof. Stephen Mann, Ph.D.

Stephen Mann is Professor of Chemistry at the University of Bristol.

He obtained his Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from the University of Oxford under the supervision of Robert Williams. Following his Ph.D., he was elected to a Junior Research Fellowship at Keble College, University of Oxford. After that he was awarded a lectureship at the University of Bath, where he was appointed to a full professorship in 1990. Besides being professor at the University of Bristol (since 1989), he is also Director of the Centre for Organized Matter Chemistry, Director of the Centre for Protolife Research, and Principal of the Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials at the University of Bristol, UK.

Stephen Mann is a pioneer of coacervates, self-organized, highly concentrated assemblies of molecules. His research interests are focused on the chemical synthesis, characterization and emergence of complex forms of organized matter, including models of protocell assembly.

He is a Visiting Fellow in May and June 2018 in the context of the CAS Research Group "Recreating the Origin of Life" following an invitation from Prof. Dr. Dieter Braun. On 14 May he will talk about "Synthetic Protobiology" at CAS.