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MRC WIMM were honoured to host a celebration marking this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, awarded to their alumnus Sir Peter Ratcliffe.

“How is it that I came to be in this rather fortunate position” were the opening words by Sir Peter Ratcliffe, winner of this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. The speech was part of a celebration hosted at the MRC WIMM on Monday 21 October, the anniversary of Alfred Nobel’s birth.

Attended by over 300 people, the party was an opportunity to celebrate Sir Peter Ratcliffe’s achievements, not only scientific but also his efforts to support and foster the scientific and medical community in Oxford. Sir John Bell, Regius Professor of Medicine at the University of Oxford, thanked Sir Peter for his contributions over the years to the Medical School, the MRC WIMM and the Nuffield Department of Medicine, and lauded him as a “real clinician scientist”. These sentiments were echoed by Prof Richard Cornall, Head of the Nuffield Department of Medicine, a position previously occupied by Sir Peter.

Read more (MRC WIMM website)

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