Gill Stephens, University of Nottingham, UK
Gill graduated from the University of Kent with a degree in Biochemistry. This was followed by a PhD on the metabolism of gaseous alkanes at the University of Warwick, and postdoctoral research on the acetone-butanol fermentation at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth and oxygenase-catalysed biotransformations at the University of Warwick. She became at lecturer at UMIST in 1988 (latterly the University of Manchester), becoming a BBSRC-funded Research Development Fellow (2009-12). In 2010, she joined the University of Nottingham, where her team works on sustainable bio-manufacturing of chemical products.