Paul Nurse

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Sir Paul Nurse

Paul Nurse
Born 25 January 1949 (1949-01-25) (age 65)
Norwich, Norfolk, England
Nationality British
Fields Genetics/cell biology
Alma mater University of Birmingham
University of East Anglia
Known for Cell cycle regulation
Notable awards Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2001
Copley Medal in 2005

Sir Paul Nurse PRS (Paul Maxime Nurse, born Norwich, 25 January 1949) is a British geneticist and cell biologist.[1][2]

He was awarded the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, with Leland Hartwell and Timothy Hunt, for their discoveries about cell division.

They discovered cycle of cell division is regulated by cyclin and cyclin dependent kinases.[3]

Sir Paul is the current President of the Royal Society and Chief Executive and Director of the UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation.

He is also Emeritus Professor and Head of the Laboratory for Yeast genetics and Cell Biology at the Rockefeller University, New York City.[4]

Nurse was awarded the Royal Society's Copley Medal in 2005.

References[change | edit source]

  1. The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2001 Illustrated Lecture
  2. Nurse, Paul 2004. The great ideas of biology. The Romanes Lecture for 2003, Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-951897-1
  3. Cyclins are a family of proteins that control the way cells go through the cell cycle by activating cyclin-dependent kinase enzymes. Galderisi U, Jori FP, Giordano A (2003). "Cell cycle regulation and neural differentiation". Oncogene 22 (33): 5208–19. doi:10.1038/sj.onc.1206558. PMID 12910258.
  4. Rockefeller University: Sir Paul Nurse
This person was awarded a Nobel Prize