Become a member of an exciting project of a prominent professor and sincere friend of ONMedU, Denys Whittle !

Prof. Dr. Denys Neville Wheatley

Doctor honoris causa of the Medical School since 21 October 2011.

Denys Neville Wheatley took his first degree in 1961 at King’s College University of London in Cell Physiology and completed his PhD in two years later at the Chester Beatty Research Institute, Institute of Cancer Research in London before leaving to take up a research Fellowship with Alistair Currie in Aberdeen University, which has been his base ever since, although he has spent much time abroad.

The professor has been Editor-in-Chief of Cell Biology Institution for 11 years. In 1998, the journal was languishing as the official publication of the International Federation for Cell Biology (IFCB), but in the last decade, submissions have risen 6-fold.

Well known for his research on the cell cycle in relation to cancer, amino acid metabolism and protein degradation, primary cilia and centrioles, as well as diffusion theory in biology, he retired from his University post in 2005 and has since spent his time running a successful Biomedical Editing Services outfit. He also continues to work on cancer research as Chief Scientific Officer of BioCancer-Treatment International, based in Hong Kong. He is an adjunct professor at the Wayne State Medical School in Detroit MI, USA. The professor has written many books and published nearly 300 papers.

Dr. Denys Whittle has come to our university many times with his lectures. But now he is asking us for help with a new interesting project – a book about cliches.

“Dear Colleagues!

I am hoping you can help me in a quite different, perhaps unusual,
project unrelated to science and medicine.

I am now moving into the second section of my book on cliches and how
they differ around the world from country to country and from culture to

Please see the attached. I think this looks like being a real fun book!

Best wishes,


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