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Sydney Brenner

South African Biologist


Born 13-01-1927 in Germiston South Africa

Sydney Brenner is a South African biologist and a 2002 Nobel prize winner. He is a Research Professor for the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. He also serves as President & Director of Science at the Molecular Sciences Institute.



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Current Position(s)

Distinguished Research Professor | Salk Institute for Biological Studies
La Jolla, USA | 2000 - present

President & Director of Science | Molecular Sciences Institute | La Jolla
La Jolla & Berkeley | 1996 - present


Founder | Molecular Sciences Institute
Berkeley, United States of America

Foreign Associate | National Academy of Sciences

Previous Position(s)

Founder | Molecular Sciences Institute | La Jolla
1995 - 2000

Director | Medical Research Council Molecular Genetics Unit
Cambridge, England | 1986 - 1991

Director | Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Cambridge, England | 1979 - 1986

Educational history

Tertiary

University of Chicago

Awarded in 1976

Honorary Doctorate of Science

University of the Witwatersrand

Completed 1947

Master of Science

Completed 1951

MB BCh

University of Oxford

Completed 1954

Doctor of Philosophy

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Awards

Albert Lasker Medical Research Award | 1971

Nobel Prize | 2002

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"Sydney Brenner: A Biography"

Written by Errol Friedberg

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