Fray International Sustainability Award

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Prof. Richard Roberts

Richard Roberts is a Nobel Prize-winning biochemist noted for his pioneering work on DNA sequencing and genetic engineering. His discovery of the alternative splicing of genes, in particular, has had a profound impact on the study and applications of molecular biology.

The realisation that individual genes could exist as separate, disconnected segments within longer strands of DNA first arose in the study of adenovirus, one of the viruses responsible for causing the common cold. Richard's research in this field resulted in a fundamental shift in our understanding of genetics, and has led to the discovery of split genes in higher organisms, including human beings.

A recipient of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, Richard is a Fellow of numerous academic societies and is a highly sought-after scientific adviser. He was knighted in 2008 for his services to science and received the Sir Hans Krebs Medal in 2013 from the Federation of European Biochemical Societies.

Prof. Richard Roberts, Receiving the Fray International Award from Dr. Florian Kongoli at FLOGEN SIPS 2022

Dr. Florian Kongoli congratulating Prof. Richard Roberts on his award at FLOGEN SIPS 2022

Prof. Richard Roberts, Delivering his acceptance speech to Dr. Florian Kongoli during the FLOGEN SIPS 2022 ceremony

FLOGEN SIPS 2022 Awards: Sir, Richard Roberts, New England Biolabs, USA, Nobel Laureate in Medicine

FLOGEN Award Winners: Conversation with Sir Richard Roberts, Nobel Laureate in Medicine (1993)