Sydney Brenner, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2002
|Birthplace:||Germiston, GP, South Africa|
Widower of May Woolf Balkind
|Managed by:||Jonathan Paul Brenner Balkind|
About Sydney Brenner, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2002
Sydney Brenner, CH FRS FMedSci (born 13 January 1927) is a South African biologist and a 2002 Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate, shared with H. Robert Horvitz and John Sulston.
Brenner made significant contributions to work on the genetic code, and other areas of molecular biology while working in the Medical Research Council Unit in Cambridge, England.
He established the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans as a model organism for the investigation of developmental biology, and founded the Molecular Sciences Institute in Berkeley, California, U.S..