Fred Sanger - Double Nobel Laureate: A Biography

De (autor) Cuvânt înainte de Edwin Southern
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Drawing, in part, on a rare interview by the author, this is the first full biography of Fred Sanger to be published. Brownlee highlights the remarkable extent of Sanger's scientific achievements, providing a real portrait of the man behind them and considering his continuing legacy as 'the father of genomics'.
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ISBN-13: 9781107083349
ISBN-10: 1107083346
Pagini: 223
Ilustrații: 94 b/w illus. 8 colour illus.
Dimensiuni: 158 x 235 x 17 mm
Greutate: 0.5 kg
Editura: Cambridge University Press
Colecția Cambridge University Press
Locul publicării: New York, United States


Foreword Sir Edwin Southern; Acknowledgements; Brief chronology and honours; Introduction; 1. A Quaker upbringing; 2. How about studying insulin?; 3. Radioactive sequencing of proteins and nucleic acids; 4. Interview of Fred by the author in 1992. Early life; 5. Interview of Fred by the author in 1992. Insulin and the Biochemistry Department, Cambridge University; 6. Interview of Fred by the author, 1992. Nucleic Acids at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge; 7. Post-Sanger sequencing – high throughput, automated sequencing; 8. Cancer – the impact of New Generation Sequencing; 9. Commentaries on Fred Sanger's scientific legacy by Paul Berg, Elizabeth Blackburn, Sir John Sulston, David Bentley and Paul Nurse; Epilogue; Endnotes; Bibliography; Index.


'Fred Sanger's innovation and achievements enabled us to read the code of life. His breakthroughs transformed science, medicine, industry and society, and continue to open our eyes to a new knowledge and understanding of how life works … This book provides a rare opportunity to see a glimpse of a remarkable man who changed the world.' David Bentley, Vice-President and chief scientist, Illumina Inc., Cambridge
'Every student of molecular biology would profit greatly by lingering over Sanger's own descriptions of the several strategies he attempted and the tools he had to invent to arrive at what is referred to today as Sanger DNA Sequencing … Sanger's success transformed molecular biology in inestimable ways and his methodology is equally foundational in such varied fields as evolutionary biology, plant breeding, paleontology, anthropology, linguistics, forensics and computer science … Fred Sanger was motivated by the challenge of discovery and believed fervently that through art and science, in their broadest senses, it is possible to make a lasting contribution towards the improvement and enrichment of human life.' Paul Berg, Stanford University, California
'As this wonderfully illuminating biography of Sanger reveals, his contributions were deceptively simple but profoundly far-reaching … Fred Sanger was truly an extraordinary individual whose influence in modern biological and biomedical sciences cannot be overstated.' Elizabeth Blackburn, University of California, San Francisco
'Fred Sanger was an extraordinary scientist as is evident from this informative biographical essay, celebrating his life and his contributions to science. To be awarded one Nobel Prize is very rare, to be awarded two, as was the case for Fred, has only been accomplished by four individuals in over one hundred years. His was a truly outstanding life … Fred is one of those few individuals of whom it can be said that they changed the world for ever. This essay gives a personal insight into his science and what he achieved. It allows all of us to be a little closer to this gentle, modest man of genius.' Sir Paul Nurse, President of the Royal Society, London
'Sanger, typical of many successful scientists, is reserved, even shy so we are fortunate that he offered to be interviewed. This book provides a wide-ranging account of his early life and his scientific career … The biography will provide inspiration and encouragement for aspiring inventors, for whom there is still a great need. Above all, it provides lessons for the funders: to find the next Sanger, they must be prepared to give long term support with strings loosely attached.' Sir Ed Southern, University of Oxford, from the Foreword
'If you type the word 'Sanger' into a search engine, you may find that the Sanger Institute, Hinxton, Cambridge - named after Fred - comes out on top. I think he wouldn't have minded that. He has a living memorial - better than a statue … Sanger taught us to read the information of life, so that we can begin to understand it.' Sir John Sulston, founding Director of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge
'This intimate biography gives readers an unparalleled glimpse into the life of a scientist who transformed biomedical research. This work is filled with scientific details that will delight a biochemist, is accessible to lay readers, and will certainly inspire budding scientists and established academics alike.' ISCB Newsletter
'Revealing and fascinating.' Nature
'The biography is well illustrated, very readable … a fascinating insight into the man, told very much, one feels, the way he would have wanted … [It] is a wonderful introduction to the man and his science. Read it and see what you think.' Hugh Pelham, The Biochemist
'This is a great read and one that I would recommend to any student considering a career in the biological sciences - they will find a hero in Sanger and, in doing so, will be inspired.' Andy Squires, The Biologist