Month: August 2019

‘A nice Jim Watson’: Venki Ramakrishnan on how ‘The Double Helix’ inspired him

Fellows, Free Thought, Tradition and Innovation

Nobel Laureate Venki Ramakrishnan is President of the Royal Society, a Fellow of Trinity, a Group Leader at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge - and a successful author. His first book, Gene Machine - about the race to decipher the structure of the ribsosome - received rave reviews. Here Dr Ramakrishnan talks about his inspiration for writing a popular science book, his aims as Royal Society President, and still feeling like an outsider.