Mickey Adolphson is Keidanren Professor of Japanese Studies at Cambridge. He recalls his first visit to Japan, during the cherry blossom season, and reflects on ideas of impermanence in the age of coronarvirus.
Marian Holness, Professor of Earth Sciences, Hugh Osborn, Professor of Mathematics, and Didier Queloz, Nobel Laureate and Professor of Physics, join the Royal Society’s prestigious Fellowship. They are among 10 Cambridge academics and 62 scholars from around the world selected for their outstanding contribution to scientific understanding in the Royal Society’s 2020 cohort.
Sir Gregory Winter succeeded in developing technologies for making human and human-like antibodies, which have since been used to treat a range of autoimmune conditions and cancer. The resulting new class of drug has revolutionised the pharmaceutical industry and transformed the lives of millions of patients. Here the former Master of Trinity College and Nobel Laureate explains how antibody-based drugs could help in the fight against coronavirus.
From harnessing the computing and modelling expertise of scientists nationwide, overseeing the reorganisation of Royal Papworth and Addenbrooke's Hospitals, preparing for clinical trials, and analysing national and international data to advise the UK government on its pandemic strategy, Trinity Fellows are contributing to the national response to COVID-19 and its consequences.