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.’