KIEV. March 10. UNN. British biologist, geneticist and Nobel prize winner in medicine and physiology 2002 John Edward Salston died on 76-m to year of life. This was reported on Friday the TV channel Sky News referring to the Sanger Institute, center for genome studies, reports UNN.

“We deeply mourn over the death of Professor sir John Salston, founder and Director of the Institute of Sanger. He was a great visionary in science and the leader who has made a historic contribution”, — quotes the channel of the statement.

John Edward Salston was born 27 March 1942. He graduated from Cambridge University In 1963, and there he defended his doctoral thesis (1966) on the chemistry of nucleotides, worked as Director of the Sanger Institute from 1992 to 2000. In 2002, with Robert Horvitz and Sydney Brenner received the Nobel prize in physiology or medicine for the discovery in the field of genetic regulation of the development of human organs. He was a member of the Royal society for the dissemination of knowledge about nature, the leading scientific society of great Britain.

One of the most significant contributions of Salston in biological science — full description the division of cells in C. elegans. In his laboratory was traced the fate of all cells during development of this worm. After completion of the project “human Genome” Salston entered public life, in particular, he opposes the patenting of human genetic information.

Recall, February 19, 2018 in the United States died, a photographer, Pulitzer prize winner Max Desfor. The photographer was 104 years old.