Prof. Frances Platt FRS FMedSci
University of Oxford
Founding Scientist

Professor Platt is a Scientific Founder and Consultant of IntraBio Inc. She is the Head of the Department, and Professor of Biochemistry and Pharmacology in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Oxford, and her research focusses on the biology and pathobiology of glycosphingolipids and lysosomal storage disorders. Previously, Professor Platt’s research led to the development of miglustat for the treatment of glycosphingolipid lysosomal storage diseases while she was a Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine Senior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. She was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2011, received a Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award in 2013 and in 2016 she became a Wellcome Trust Investigator in Science. She has been awarded the Alan Gordon Memorial Award and the Horst Bickel Award for advances in metabolic disease therapy.

Professor Platt received a BSc in Zoology at Imperial College, University of London, and a PhD from the University of Bath in Animal Physiology. She was a post-doctoral fellow at Washington University Medical School in St Louis, USA before returning in 1989 to the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Oxford. She moved to the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Oxford in 2006.

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