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Sir John Edward Sulston

(1942-2018), Geneticist

Sitter in 3 portraits
Nobel prize-winning scientist, who is a central figure in the development of DNA analysis. After receiving his BA and PhD from Pembroke College, Cambridge, Sulston was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Salk Institute, San Diego from 1966 until 1969. In 1969 he joined the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, where he researched the cellular and genetic structure of the tiny nematode worm, C. elegans. From 1992 until 2000 he was Director of the Sanger Centre, Cambridge, working on the Human Genome Project to decode the human genetic sequence. In 2002 Sulston co-wrote, with Georgina Ferry, The Common Thread: A Story of Science, Politics, Ethics and the Human Genome.

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Sir John Edward Sulston, by Marc Quinn - NPG 6591

Sir John Edward Sulston

by Marc Quinn
sample of sitter's DNA in agar jelly mounted in stainless steel, 2001
NPG 6591

Sir John Edward Sulston, by Marc Quinn - NPG 6592(1)

Sir John Edward Sulston

by Marc Quinn
ultrastable pigment transfer print on polyester base laid on aluminium, 2001
NPG 6592(1)

Sir John Edward Sulston, by James F. Hunkin - NPG x126360

Sir John Edward Sulston

by James F. Hunkin
R-type colour print, October 2001
NPG x126360


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