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Talk by Nobel Laureate Professor Sir Paul Nurse

21 May 2009

'Unravelling the secrets of cell division' on 24 June

Manchester Cancer Research Centre Special Seminar
Nobel Laureate: Professor Sir Paul Nurse
'Unravelling the secrets of cell division'
4pm, Wednesday 24 June
University Place, Theatre B

Professor Sir Paul Nurse is one of the most eminent and influential UK Biologists. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2001 for his ground breaking work that identified the system that controls cell division in all higher organisms from Yeast to Man.

As Director of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund he was instrumental in the merger with Cancer Research Campaign to create “Cancer Research UK” before moving to New York to take one of the most prestigious jobs in Biology as President of Rockefeller University.

While running Rockefeller University he continues to direct a team conducting highly competitive research that continues to push the boundaries of our understanding of cell division and form. He also tirelessly promotes the advancement of science at the highest levels.

Despite all these commitments, he still finds time to promote public understanding of science by chairing a host of television debates with the prestigious PBS broadcaster Charlie Rose. A brief survey of any of the programmes available at:

will show what an engaging and captivating speaker he is.

In this Cancer Research UK sponsored seminar for the Manchester Cancer Research Centre, Sir Paul will present an accessible talk describing the work that led up to, and beyond, the award of the Nobel Prize in Medicine.