Seventy years of science

Get inspired by an intimate interview with nobel prize winning biologist Sydney Brenner, whose quick wit and enchanting lifelong passion will be the spring to propel you from thinking to doing. In this refreshing conversation, Lakshmi Pratury touches upon Sydney’s radical beginnings in South Africa to his current trailblazing research and consistent encouragement of youth-lead research

Recorded at INK Asia 2016, Singapore


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Sydney Brenner

Nobel Prize winning biologist

Dr Sydney Brenner earned degrees in medicine and science in 1947 from Johannesburg’s University of Witwatersrand before moving to England, where he received a doctorate in chemistry from Oxford University and began taking part in leading-edge research into DNA, molecular biology and developmental genetics. It was Sydney’s pioneering research with Caenorhabditis elegans, however, that led to his Nobel Prize. In 1965, he began to lay the groundwork to make C. elegans, a small, transparent nematode, into a major model organism for genetics, neurobiology and developmental biology research. As a direct result of his original vision, this tiny worm became the first animal for which the complete cell lineage and entire neuronal wiring were known.

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