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.
Trinity’s incoming Master, Professor Dame Sally Davies, hopes that her new role as UK Special Envoy on antimicrobial resistance will showcase female leadership at a global level and demonstrate the diversity of the College community.
…is to pretend you’re on the stage! That’s according to Nick Denyer, Praelector (Father of the College) who, when on official business, is addressed as ‘Your Paternity.’
As a child Mona Shehata was curious about the human body and how it works. She was encouraged by her father, a chemist and immigrant to Australia from Egypt.
Trinity Fellow, and Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Cambridge University, Jason Chin, and his team, have rewritten the genetic code of a common bacteria. This work heralds the prospect of organisms that can produce new medicines and valuable materials.