Denis Noble

데니스 노블

Denis Noble

옥스퍼드 University of Oxford
/ 명예교수 / Professor Emeritus

데니스 노블교수

현재 옥스포드대학 명예교수로 재직중이고 1960년 Nature 학술지에 처음으로 심장의 컴퓨터 모델 논문을 게재하였고 세계생리학회 (IUPS)의 사무총장으로 있을 때 인체 피지옴 프로젝트를 시작하는데 주도적 역할을 하였다. 2009년부터 2017년 까지 2차에 걸쳐서 세계생리학회 회장을 역임하였다. 노블교수는 시스템생물학의 창립멤버중의 한 사람이었고14개국어로 번역된 대중을 위한 과학저서 “생명의 음악”을 저술하기도 하였다. 기타 저서로는 2016년 Dance to the Tune of Life, 2023년 Understanding of Living Systems 가 캠브리지대학 출판부에서 출판되었다.


노블교수는 600편 이상의 학술논문을 유명 학술지에 발표하였고 지금도 활발한 연구활동을 계속하고 있다. 그는 영국 왕립학회 회원으로 선출되었고 왕립내과학회 명예회원이며 벨지움학술원 외국회원이고 러시아학술원으로부터 파블로프 메달, Lomonosov 금상을 받았다.


노블교수는 기타를 연주하고 옥시탕 민요를 노래하는 취미를 가지고 있고 영어외에 프랑스어, 이태리어, 옥시탕어, 일본어, 한국어로 강의를 하기도 한다


Denis Noble is an Emeritus Professor at Oxford University. He was the first to develop computer models of the heart, published in Nature in 1960.

As Secretary-General of the International Unionof Physiological Sciences (IUPS) he played amajor role in launching the Human PhysiomeProject. He was President of IUPS (2009-2017).

He is one of the founders of the field of Systems Biology and is the author of the first popular science book on the subject, The MUSIC of LIFE (OUP 2006) which has now been translated into 14 other languages.

He has authored many other books, including his most recent ones, Dance to the Tune of Life: Biological Relativity (CUP, 2016) and Understanding Living Systems (CUP, 2023).


He has published more than 600 professional articles. His Google Scholar statistics are: Total Citations 33443 (since 2018: 6390), h-index 90 (since 2018: 41) These statistics show that he is still active in research and publishing.

He has received many national and international prizes and distinctions for his work, including election as a Fellow of the Royal Society, and Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. He is an Honorary Foreign Member of the Académie Royale de Médecine de Belgique and has received the Pavlov Medal and the Lomonosov Grand Gold Medal of the Russian Academy of Sciences, of which he was elected a Foreign Member in 2022.


He holds several honorary doctorates. He plays classical guitar and sings Occitan troubadour and folk songs. In addition to English, he has lectured in French, Italian, Occitan, Japanese and Korean.


- 1961–1963 – Assistant lecturer in Physiology, University College London
- 1961–1963 – Vice-warden of Connaught Hall (University of London)
- 1963–1984 – Fellow and tutor, Balliol College, Oxford. University Lecturer in Physiology
- From 1967 – Editor of Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology
- 1969–1970 – Visiting professor and visiting scientist of the Canadian MRC
- 1971–1989 – Head (praefectus) of the Balliol College Graduate Centre at Holywell Manor
- 1975–1985 – Leader of MRC Programme Grant team
- 1983–1985 – Vice-master of Balliol College
- 1986 – co-founder of Save British Science, now the Campaign for Science and Engineering
- 1984–2004 – Burdon Sanderson Professor of Cardiovascular Physiology, Oxford University
- 1984–2004 – Professorial fellow, Balliol College
- From 2004 – Emeritus professor of Cardiovascular Physiology, Oxford University
- From 2004 – Emeritus fellow of Balliol College, Oxford
- From 2004 – Director of Computational Physiology, Oxford
- 2003–2007 – Adjunct professor, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Shaanxi province, China
- From 2005 – Visiting professor, Osaka University, Japan
- 2009–2017 – President, International Union of Physiological Sciences
- From 2009 – Co-founder and editor-in-chief of Voices from Oxford
- 2011–2017 – Editor in chief of Interface Focus
- From 2014 – Member and co-founder of The Third Way of Evolution
- From 2021 - Co-Founder Oxford Longevity Project