Julian Huppert was elected as Liberal Democrat MP for Cambridge on May 6th 2010 with a majority of 6792.
Julian grew up in Cambridge. He went to both school and University there, and stayed on to do a PhD in biological chemistry, eventually becoming a research scientist.
Julian was the County Councillor for East Chesterton for eight years. Julian was also Chair of the Cambridge Traffic Management Committee, and served on the Regional Assembly.
Julian's work in science involved research into the structures of DNA. His team were developing a new understanding of how cancer works, which helped to produce new anti-cancer drugs. The other part of Julian's work used DNA to make nano-technological objects. Ultimately, his team hopes to use DNA templates to make large objects, such as improved solar panels. Julian was also CEO of a small biotech company.
Julian also has a long-standing interest in Internationalism, the UN and human rights. He has organised a number of UN-based conferences, and while a student founded a series of Human Rights conferences in Spain.
He is currently Chair of Trustees for a small Cambridge charity supporting awareness of the UN. Julian has also worked for the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development).
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