Dr. Overall is a Professor and Canada Research Chair in Protease Proteomics and Systems Biology, U.B.C. Vancouver. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Toronto; and post-doctoral work with Dr. Michael Smith, Nobel Laureate. In 1997/1998 was a Visiting Senior Scientist at British Biotech, Oxford and in 2004/2008 a Visiting Senior Scientist at Novartis, Basel, and is now Honorary Professor, Albert-Ludwigs Universität Freiburg.
Dr. Overall was 2002 CIHR Scientist of the Year, the UBC Killam Senior Researcher Award 2005, and the Chair of the 2003 Matrix Metalloproteinase and the 2010 Protease Gordon Research Conferences.
With over 12,626 citations for his 210 papers and with an h factor of 62 and 22 Nature Review, Nature Journal, Cell Journal, Science and Science Signaling papers he is a leader in the field, which was recently recognized by the International Society of Proteolysis with the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award; by the Matrix Biology Society of Australia and New Zealand with the 2012 Barry Preston Award; and in 2014 by the Tony Pawson Canadian National Proteomics Network Award for Outstanding Contribution and Leadership to the Canadian Proteomics Community. He is also an elected member of HUPO council, the Chromosome Centric Human Proteome Project (C-HPP) Executive Committee and is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Proteomics Research.
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