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Sir John B. Gurdon Kt DPhil DSc FRS

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2012
Nobel co-recipient Shinya Yamanaka

Developmental Biologist. Mature cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent. Hobbies: Outdoor sports, mountaineering, travelling, but not theatre, music, reading.

At age15, damning school report: …he will not listen, but will insist in doing his work his own way…has ideas of becoming a Scientist…waste of time for him and teachers.

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Sir John B. Gurdon himself had generously contributed his biography to our library. Now copyright issues have arisen. Hence the bio has been deleted. We shall publish a bio at a later time. Thank you for your patience and consideration.

Vita in 'Wolf prize in Medicine' pp. 628-632

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John B. Gurdon
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Name: John Bertrand Gurdon
Birth: 2 October 1933, Dippenhall, United Kingdom
Institution: Gurdon Institute, Cambridge,
United Kingdom

Award: " that mature cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent"
Subject: genetics
Portion of cash: 1/2
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Patents: Sir John Gurdon has not patented his work
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Gurdon Institute,
John Gurdon
Cambridge United Kingdom

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