Authorised form of nameMuir; Isabella Helen Mary (1920 - 2005)
Dates1920 - 2005
Date of birth20/08/1920
Date of death28/11/2005
Research fieldBiochemistry; arthrology
Downe House; Somerville College, Oxford
Dunn's School of Pathology, Oxford; National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill, 1948-1954 (carrying out research into porphyrin synthesis with Prof Albert Neuberger); Pearl Assurance Arthritis Fellow, St Mary's Hospital, London, 1954-1966 (research into arthritis, in particular the extracellular matrix of cartilage); Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, Hammersmith, 1966-1990, Director 1977-1990 (established the molecular principles which form the foundation of the cartilage function and set in motion the molecular and cellular study of osteoarthritis); Honorary Professor, Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, 1979-1990.
Feldberg Foundation Award, 1977; Neil Hamilton Fairley Medal of the Royal Society of Physicians, 1981; Steindtler Award of the American Orthopedic Society, 1993
CBE 1981
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election17/03/1977
Age at election56
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
Council: 1982-1983
Obituary in 'The Daily Telegraph' (15 December 2005)
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA3992
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/003209Muir, Isabella Helen Maynd
JV/11/7/149Letter from Helen Muir to Sir John Vane12 January 1984
EC/1977/24Muir, Isabella Helen Mary: certificate of election to the Royal Society1974
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