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Martin John Evans (2007)

Sir Martin John Evans (born 1 January 1941 in Stroud) is a British geneticist and winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, awarded along with Oliver Smithies and Mario Capecchi for research on the knockout mouse. Evans is a pioneer in the study of mouse embryonic stem cells, an essential tool for generating knockout mice.

Life

Evans graduated from Christ’s College, Cambridge University in 1963. In 1969 he received his PhD from University College London. From 1969 to 1978 he worked at the Department of Anatomy and Embryology at University College London, teaching undergraduates. From 1978 he was at the Department of Genetics at the University of Cambridge. Since 1999 he has been a professor at Cardiff University.

Awards

  • 1993 – Fellow of the Royal Society
  • 1999 – March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology
  • 2001 – Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research together with Mario Capecchi and Oliver Smithies
  • 2002 – Honorary doctorate from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, USA
  • 2004 – Knight Bachelor (Queen’s New Years Honours) for services to medicine
  • 2005 – Honorary doctorate from the University of Bath
  • 2007 – Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine together with Mario Capecchi and Oliver Smithies
  • 2008 – Honorary doctorate of the University of Athens
  • 2008 – Honorary doctorate from University College London
  • 2009 – Member of the Academia Europaea[1]
  • 2009 – Copley Medal
  • 2011 – Honorary doctorate from the University of Cambridge
  • 2013 – Honorary Doctor of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

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Individual references

  1. Membership Directory:Martin Evans.Academia Europaea, retrieved 4 November 2017 (English, with biographical and other information).