We speak to Nobel Prize winner Sir Paul Nurse
Published on: 5 June 2014
University of Exeter Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Steve Smith, Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Transfer Professor Nick Talbot and President of the Royal Society Sir Paul Nurse.
Sir Paul shared the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine; he talks to Xpression FM's Matthew Bate about winning science’s most coveted prize, studying with Exeter Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Knowledge Transfer) Professor Nick Talbot, and what he thinks has been the most important scientific discovery in the last 100 years.
Sir Paul is a geneticist and cell biologist who has worked on 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 cell reproduction.