Sir Paul Nurse

Sir Paul Nurse

Sir Paul Nurse is the President of the Royal Society. He took up the post to start his five year term on 1 December 2010.

Paul Nurse is a geneticist who works on what controls the division and shape of cells. He was Professor of Microbiology at the University of Oxford, CEO of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund and Cancer Research UK and President of Rockefeller University New York. He is currently Director and Chief Executive of the Francis Crick Institute.

He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 2001 and the Royal Society Copley Medal in 2005.

Speeches, lectures and interviews

  • Anniversary Address 2013 (29 November 2013)
  • Interview at The EMBO Meeting Part1 and Part 2 (23 September 2012)
  • The Richard Dimbleby Lecture (28 February 2012)
  • Anniversary Address 2011 (30 November 2011)
  • BBC Radio 4 - The Infinite Monkey Cage (28 November 2011)
  • BBC Radio 4 - The Life Scientific (11 October 2011)
  • The Great Ideas of Biology (08 February 2010)

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