Paul Nurse is the President of Rockefeller University, and Head of the Laboratory of Yeast Genetics and Cell Biology. He discovered the molecules at the heart of the "clock" which controls the progression of cells through their cycles of growth and division. He and his colleagues continue to explore the cell cycle, the control of cell growth, and the mechanisms by which cells acquire their shape.
Among many other honors, Sir Paul shared the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology in 2001. He is among the leading advocates for a more quantitative, theoretical approach to the phenomena of life, searching for ideas which can unify the vast quantities of data that overwhelm the field; it is this vision which animates his public lecture.
Sir Paul M. Nurse
Paul Nurse is a geneticist and cell biologist who has worked with the fission yeast to understand how the eukaryotic cell cycle is controlled and how cell shape and cell dimensions are determined. His major work has been on the cyclin dependent protein kinases and how they regulate onset of S-phase and mitosis and ensure there is only one S-phase each cell cycle.
He is President of Rockefeller University, New York and previously served as Chief Executive of Cancer Research UK. He shared the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine and has received the Albert Lasker Award and the Royal Society's Copley Medal.
Erasmus Darwin, detail of an oil painting by Joseph Wright, 1770; in the National Portrait Gallery, Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery, London(born Dec. 12, 1731, Elston Hall, Nottinghamshire, Eng.died April 18, 1802, Derby, Derbyshire) British physician, poet, and botanist, grandfather of Charles Darwin and Francis Galton. A freethinker and radical, Darwin often wrote his opinions and scientific treatises in verse. In Zoonomia; or, The Laws of Organic Life (179496), he advanced a theory of evolution similar to that of Lamarck, suggesting that species modified themselves by adapting to their environment in an intentional way. He initially enjoyed great success, but his work fell out of favour because of his unorthodox views on evolution. However, the extent of his influence on contemporaries and successors was far-reaching, and today he remains an important figure of historical interest.
(born Jan. 25, 1949, Norwich, Norfolk, Eng.) British scientist. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of East Anglia in 1973 and was a professor at the University of Oxford from 1987 to 1993. In 1996 he was named director general of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund (now Cancer Research UK). In the mid-1970s he conducted research on yeast and discovered the gene that regulates different phases of the cell cycle. He later found the corresponding gene in humans. His work aided in the understanding of cancer cell development. Nurse shared a Nobel Prize with R. Timothy Hunt and Leland H. Hartwell in 2001.
Dr. Nurse portrays the philosophical, historical and historical scientific views of science beginning with the cell He explains by metaphor as opposed to quantum physics (Dr. Green). He did not mention that the basis of cells, any organic or inorganic elements are based on atoms, which was discovered by Democritus, a Greek some 2600 years ago. And, ironically enough, Democritus taught the father of Medicine, Hippocrates, and Hippocrates served Democirtus in medical matters for free. Dr. Hippocrates was in fact an "atomotist" the core of all modern medicine. kn® cantubury (tm) ®
Very informative and entertaining. The camera work, however, was maddening. Changing from speaker to screen and zooming and re-zooming became unbearable and I simply turned off the picture and listened to the remainder of the lecture.