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The Sir Martin Evans Lecture

09 November 2010

Professor Steve Tomlinson, Professor Sir Martin Evans and Professor John HarwoodProfessor Steve Tomlinson, Professor Sir Martin Evans and Professor John Harwood

Cardiff Scientific Society has joined forces with the University to create a new series of lectures in honour of Professor Sir Martin Evans, 2007 Nobel Prize winner for Medicine.

Sir Martin, the Cardiff University President, gave the first talk in the series, organised by the Scientific Society and sponsored by the University. The lecture will be an annual event, attracting other eminent scientists in the field.

Professor Sir Martin Evans - delivering the inaugural lectureProfessor Sir Martin Evans delivering the inaugural lecture

Sir Martin won the 2007 Nobel Prize for his breakthrough in the discovery of stem cells. He spoke about the potential of human embryonic stem cells as a source of therapeutic cells for regenerative medicine.

The lecture, held at the University, was introduced by the Society’s President, Professor John Harwood, of the School of Biosciences, and the immediate past President, Professor Steve Tomlinson, who has just retired as University Provost.

Professor Harwood said: "Sir Martin gave us an excellent start to the series with his first-hand view of one of the most significant discoveries of recent years. The Society and the University are delighted to be working together on this lecture series and we are already planning another very prestigious event for next year."

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