Sir Paul Nurse
Former President of the Royal Society
As a winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2001, Sir Paul Nurse is one of the United Kingdom's most eminent scientists. He is a geneticist who works on what controls the division and shape of cells. He was Professor of Microbiology at the University of Oxford, CEO of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund and Cancer Research UK and President of Rockefeller University New York. He is currently Director and Chief Executive of the Francis Crick Institute and the President of the Royal Society.