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Authorised form of nameVane; Sir; John Robert (1927 - 2004)
Dates1927 - 2004
NationalityBritish
Place of birthTardebigg, Worcestershire, England
Date of birth29/03/1927
Place of deathFarnborough, Kent
Date of death19/11/2004
OccupationPharmacologist
ActivityEducation:
King Edward VI School, Edgbaston; Birmingham University; BSc in Pharmacology, St Catherine's College, Oxford University with Harold Burn (1946); DPhil, St Catherine's College and Nuffield Institute for Medical Research, Oxford University as Stothert Research Fellow of the Royal Society (1951-1953)
Career:
Pharmacology Lecturer, Sheffield University (after BSc and before returning to Oxford to work for DPhil; Instructor, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, Yale University (1953-1955); Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology, Royal College of Surgeons, London University (1955-1961), Reader (1961-1965), Professor of Experimental Pharmacology (1966-1973); Research and Development Director, Wellcome Foundation (1973-1985); Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award (1977); founder Director, William Harvey Research Institute, St Bartholomew's Hospital (1986-1990), Director General (1990-1997), Honorary President (1997-2004); Professor of Pharmacology, New York Medical College (1986-2004); visiting Professor, King's College, London (1976), Harvard University (1979) and St Marianna University, Japan (1993); General Secretary of the British Pharmacological Society (1970-1973); founded pharmaceutical company Vanguard Medica Ltd with a colleague (1991); awarded Polish Order of Merit (2003)
Medals and prizes:
Nobel Prize (Physiology or Medicine) 1982 jointly
Honours:
Kt 1984
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election21/03/1974
Age at election46
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
Council: 1985-1987; VP 1985-1987
Medals and prizes:
Royal Medal 1989
Lectures:
Croonian 1993
RelationshipsGrandson of Russian immigrants; married (1948) Elizabeth Daphne Page
SourcesObituaries:
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 2006 vol 52 pp 401-411, plate, by Salvador Moncada
Obituaries in Daily Telegraph (22 November 2004), Independent (24 November 2004), Guardian (25 November 2004), Times (25 November 2004)

References:
R Kohn, 'The pharmacological basis of the Kohn Foundation: lecture to commemorate the presentation of Dr Ralph Kohn FRS at the New Fellows' Seminar 2006' in NR 2007 vol 61 pp 239-245
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/110349841
Royal Society codeNA585
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/004708Vane, Sir John Robertnd
JV/3/15'C 1973 onwards' (miscellaneous correspondence)c.1973
JV/10Correspondence with John Vane organised by name of individual correspondent or organisation, J.
GLB/65/104/3John Vane, Department of Pharmacology, Royal College of Surgeons of England to Brown4 April 1967
GLB/19/1/18John Vane, Royal College of Surgeons of England, Department of Pharmacology to Brown1 February 1960
GLB/65/104/2John Vane, Department of Pharmacology, Royal College of Surgeons of England to Brown30 March 1967
S/0033Sculpture bust of Vane, Sir John Robert
JV/15Correspondence with John Vane organised by name of individual correspondent or organisation, O.
IM/GA/CCM/4753Vane, Sir John Robert1974
JV/4Correspondence with John Vane organised by name of individual correspondent or organisation, D.
JV/17Correspondence with John Vane organised by name of individual correspondent or organisation, Q.
JV/5Correspondence with John Vane organised by name of individual correspondent or organisation, E.
JV/3/15/3Letter from Mr Peter Cole to Sir John Vane7 December 1989
JHG/9/23/1Letter from JR Vane21 September 1962
JV/7Correspondence with John Vane organised by name of individual correspondent or organisation, G.
JV/6Correspondence with John Vane organised by name of individual correspondent or organisation, F.
JV/20Correspondence with John Vane organised by name of individual correspondent or organisation, T.1964-2001
JV/1Correspondence with John Vane organised by name of individual correspondent or organisation, A.
JV/11Correspondence with John Vane organised by name of individual correspondent or organisation, K.
JV/22Correspondence with John Vane organised by name of individual correspondent or organisation, V.1969-2002
JV/13Correspondence with John Vane organised by name of individual correspondent or organisation, M.
JV/3/15/10Correspondence between Dr Xiu Chen and Sir John Vane30 June 1983 - 4 July 1984
JV/25Correspondence with John Vane organised by name of individual correspondent or organisation, Z.
JV/16Correspondence with John Vane organised by name of individual correspondent or organisation, P.1954-2001
JV/18Correspondence with John Vane organised by name of individual correspondent or organisation, R.
JV/8Correspondence with John Vane organised by name of individual correspondent or organisation, H.
JV/12Correspondence with John Vane organised by name of individual correspondent or organisation, L.
JV/2Correspondence with John Vane organised by name of individual correspondent or organisation, B.1952-2003
JV/9Correspondence with John Vane organised by name of individual correspondent or organisation, I.1989-2003
IM/004707Vane, Sir John Robertnd
IM/GA/JGRS/4753Vane, Sir John Robert1974
GLB/65/104/1John Vane, Department of Pharmacology, Royal College of Surgeons of England to Brown17 September 1962
JV/14Correspondence with John Vane organised by name of individual correspondent or organisation, N.
JV/16/17/30Correspondence between Professor William Prusoff and Sir John Vane6 August 1998 - 4 January 2000
JVCollected papers of Sir John Robert Vane1952-2004
EC/1974/29Vane, John Robert: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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