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Perham attended Latymer Upper School, then St John's College, Cambridge, where he completed his MA (Cantab), PhD and ScD. Perham then went on to become a MRC scholar at Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB), also at Cambridge.[3][9]

Research and careerEdit

Perham was known for his contributions to the chemistry of proteins in multimeric assemblies.


Professor Perham is a member of the following organisations and societies:[3]

Awards and fellowshipsEdit

Professor Perham's accolades include:[3]

Selected bibliographyEdit

  • Perham, Richard N (1975). Instrumentation in amino acid sequence analysis. London New York: Academic Press. ISBN 9780125512503.
  • Perham, Richard N; Chapman, Stephen; Scrutton, Nigel (2002). Flavins and flavoproteins 2002: proceedings of the Fourteenth International Symposium, St. John's College, University of Cambridge, UK, July 14-18, 2002. Berlin: Rudolf Weber, Agency for Scientific Publications. ISBN 9783000102295.
  • Perham, Richard N; Baumeister, Wolfgang; Johnson, Louise; Steven, Alasdair (1975). Instrumentation in amino acid sequence analysis. London New York: Academic Press. ISBN 9780125512503.


  1. ^ Scrutton, Nigel Shaun (1988). Mechanistic and structural studies on glutathione reductase by protein engineering (PhD thesis). University of Cambridge. OCLC 557267794.
  2. ^ "Birthday's today". The Telegraph. 27 April 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2014. Prof Richard Perham, Master of St John's College, Cambridge, 2004–07, 75
  3. ^ a b c d "Richard Nelson PERHAM - Biography". Debretts. Retrieved 22 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Fellow - Professor Richard Perham FRS FMedSci". The Academy of Medical Sciences. Retrieved 22 April 2014.
  5. ^ Martin, Seamus J (January 2014). "Editorial - The FEBS Journal: passing the editorial baton". The FEBS Journal. 281 (1): 1–2. doi:10.1111/febs.12650.
  6. ^ Parham, Peter (December 2013). "Editorial - R. N. Perham at the helm: 1998–2013". The FEBS Journal. 280 (24): 6279. doi:10.1111/febs.12585.
  7. ^ Profile: Professor Richard Perham FRS FMedSci The Academy of Medical Sciences
  8. ^ Profile: Richard Nelson Perham Debretts
  9. ^ "Professor Richard Perham 1937-2015". 16 February 2015.
  10. ^ Berry, Alan; Radford, Sheena E. (2018). "Richard Nelson Perham. 27 April 1937—14 February 2015". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. doi:10.1098/rsbm.2018.0004
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