NUS President Prof Tan said, My heartiest congratulations to Dr Sydney Brenner
on receiving the Singapore National Academy of Science Honorary Fellowship, and to Nanyang Technological University President Bertil Andersson, Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology Executive Director Jackie Ying, my NUS colleagues Ding Jeak Ling, Lai Choy Heng, Lee Hian Kee and Ooi Beng Chin on becoming Academy Fellows.
Sir John Sulston, former director of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Centre at Hinxton, Cambridgshire, shares the honour with excolleague Dr Sydney Brenner
, now based in the United States.
The scientists are Sydney Brenner
of the Molecular Sciences Institute in Berkeley, Calif.
The Fugu Genome Project started in Cambridge in the early 1990s, under Professor Sydney Brenner
, the 2002 Nobel Prize winner for Physiology or Medicine, and Professor Jeffrey H.
In fact, four of our science Nobel prize winners - Max Theiler, Alan Cormack, Aaron Klug and Sydney Brenner
- followed this path.
elegans has been the subject of intense scrutiny since the work begun by Sydney Brenner
in the 1960s and culminating with his lab's 2002 Nobel in Medicine for Physiology.
James Watson was first in a series of other eminent scientists that interacted with Crick as a foil, and others included Sydney Brenner
and Christof Koch.
The worm was the first multicellular organism to have its genetic code mapped, and this finding secured a Nobel prize for the trio of John Sulston, Bob Horvitz, and Sydney Brenner
El Premio Nobel de Fisiologia y Medicina correspondio este ano a los britanicos Sydney Brenner
y John E.
Britons Sydney Brenner
, 75, Sir John Sulston, 60, and American Robert Horvitz, 55, shared the prize, worth pounds 650,000.
Sir John Sulston, Dr Sydney Brenner
and US scientist Robert Horvitz were given the honour for their work in genetics.