FORA.tv Speaker - Paul M. Nurse

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Biography

Paul Nurse is a geneticist and cell biologist who has worked with the fission yeast to understand how the eukaryotic cell cycle is controlled and how cell shape and cell dimensions are determined. His major work has been on the cyclin dependent protein kinases and how they regulate onset of S-phase and mitosis and ensure there is only one S-phase each cell cycle.

He is President of Rockefeller University, New York and previously served as Chief Executive of Cancer Research UK. He shared the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine and has received the Albert Lasker Award and the Royal Society's Copley Medal.

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Sir Paul Nurse: Great Ideas of Biology

04.12.10 | 01:07:32 min | 4 comments