Sir John Sulston (1942 – 2018)

by Sally March
Phillips, Tom; Sir John Edward Sulston (b.1942); Pembroke College, Cambridge; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/sir-john-edward-sulston-b-1942-195507

Phillips, Tom; Sir John Edward Sulston (b.1942); Pembroke College, Cambridge; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/sir-john-edward-sulston-b-1942-195507

The College is saddened to learn of the death of Sir John Sulston (1960) CH FRS on 6 March at the age of 75.

Sir John read Natural Sciences and Part II Chemistry at Pembroke and continued as a graduate student working on nucleotide synthesis. He went on to become a pioneering geneticist and won a Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2002 for his work on the cell lineage and genome of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Sir John had been an Honorary Fellow of the College since 2000. He was awarded a knighthood for services to genome research in the 2001 New Year Honours list. Last year the Queen appointed him a Companion of Honour.

Details of the funeral arrangements and/or Memorial Service will follow in due course.