Professor Venki Ramakrishnan came to the UK 18 years ago to pursue his research at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge. Elected a Fellow of Trinity in 2008, he received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on ribosomes, and was knighted in 2012. In 2015 he was elected President of the Royal Society. Here he charts a path for the UK to retain its leading role in science and technology.
Generating debate among young people around the world about how to tackle ‘the world’s most pressing issue’, is a key aim of the new Cambridge Climate Lecture Series 2017 (CCLS 2017), says co-founder and Trinity Fellow, Dr Hugh Hunt.
He stands nearly half a metre tall and weighs more than half a kilo but, says his handler, Paul Thomson, he is very agile. Quinn flies through Trinity’s courts each week, keeping an eagle – or rather a hawk’s - eye out for one of the banes of College bursars' lives.
Trinity Fellow, Professor Greg Hannon, will create the world’s first virtual reality map of cancer tumours to reveal their cellular and molecular make up, in order to improve diagnosis and treatment.