Professor Sir Gregory Winter, the Master of Trinity College, has been jointly awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, with Professors Frances Arnold and George Smith, for his pioneering work in using phage display for the directed evolution of antibodies, with the aim of producing new pharmaceuticals.
Colleagues have paid tribute to Dr Eric Griffiths, who passed away on 26 September 2018.
Tributes have been paid to Sir James Mirrlees (1936-2018), a Fellow of Trinity College, and Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at Cambridge, who also taught at Oxford and in America, and played an important role at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Before PhD student Bridget Ogolowa came from Nigeria to Trinity for the Tropical Biology Association Publishing and Communications Course she admitted she didn’t see herself as a scientist.
The writer Ali Smith will be Trinity’s first Senior Fellow Commoner in the Creative Arts, starting in January 2019. The position, funded by Trinity alumnus Tom Hall, is designed to support the Fellow’s creative work and encourage participation in College life. Trinity Fellow and Emeritus Professor of English Literature at Cambridge, Adrian Poole, said: