Sunday, 26 January 2014

A Great Biologist and an Exceptional Person

It seems even in death, Sir Kenneth Murray is still contributing to the future of biology with the details of his will being released. The BBC do a good job of covering the details of the will and of his achievements. It's humbling to think that the man who made a fortune from developing a vaccine against Hepatitis B chose to spend a lot of it on supporting science and training new scientists. There are several good friends I'd never have met if it wasn't for his (and his wife's) Darwin Trust - which is particularly good at funding non-EU students to obtain PhDs at the University of Edinburgh.

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