Krebs Institute for Biomolecular Research Papers

Ref: MS 215

Title: Krebs Institute for Biomolecular Research Papers

Scope: Papers of the early years of the Krebs Institute for Biomolecular Research, University of Sheffield, from before its creation in 1988 until 1993.

Dates: 1984-1993
Level: Fonds
Extent: 8 boxes
Name of creator: Dr Paul C. Engel.

Administrative/biographical history:

The archive consists of the business and administrative records of the Krebs Institute for Biomolecular Research, which was set up by the University of Sheffield in 1988 and formally inaugurated in April 1989 at a ceremony attended by Lady Margaret Krebs and other members of the family after whose most eminent member, Professor Sir Hans Adolf Krebs, Nobel Laureate, the Institute was named. Professor Dorothy Hodgkin, OM, FRS and Nobel Laureate gave an Inauguration Lecture in Firth Hall as guest speaker on the occasion.

The Institute had as its first director Dr Paul C. Engel, lecturer in the Department of Biochemistry, Division of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. Its character is defined in the staff handbook as `an interdisciplinary research consortium, comprising staff from several departments with a common interest in understanding the structural basis of the activity of biological molecules´. Early documentation specifies that membership was open to those `involved in collaborative research on biological processes at the molecular level, from departments in the Faculty of Pure Science.

In August 1994 Dr Engel moved to University College, Dublin, as Professor of Biochemistry and Professor David W. Rice became the Institute´s new director.

  • Related collections: Krebs Papers.
  • System of arrangement: Sorted by file, as donated.
  • Subjects: Molecular biology – Research; Bionics – Research.
  • Names: University of Sheffield – Krebs Institute for Biomolecular Research.
  • Conditions of access: Available to all researchers, by appointment
  • Restrictions: Certain documents are restricted; to be reviewed in 2028.
  • Copyright: University of Sheffield
  • Finding aids: Listed.