Sydney Brenner Biography

Biologist, Scientist (1927–)
Sydney Brenner is a Nobel Prize-winning molecular biologist and a science writer.


Sydney Brenner was born on January 13, 1927 in Germiston, South Africa. After receiving his Doctorate of Philosophy from Exeter College, he worked for twenty-five years at the Medical Research Council Unit in Cambridge. Brenner's many contributions to molecular biology led to his being co-awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2002.

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