Tagged: obituary

Frederick Sanger 1918-2013 Chemist who pioneered protein and DNA sequencing - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Nov 21, 2013

Two-time Nobel Prize winner and pioneer of techniques that brought on modern biology, Frederick Sanger, died yesterday, aged 95. His DNA and protein sequencing techniques are early steps to the world of high-speed DNA sequencing we have today, with whole genomes reported frequently and diagnosis of genetic components of disease, to mention just two applications. Knowing the … Read More

RIP Patrick Moore – thank you for the wonder - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Dec 10, 2012

Sir Patrick Alfred Caldwell-Moore, CBE, FRS, FRAS, the self-taught (i.e. amateur) astronomer who inspired millions to look upwards at the heavens, has died aged 89.  Sir Patrick Moore. Credit: The Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2012/aug/31/small-ask-young-readers-questions   From the Telegraph obituary: …Sir Patrick Moore, who… Read more › … Read More

In Memoriam-Sir Don Beaven - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Nov 05, 2009

I rarely buy my hometown paper, The Christchurch Press, but on seeing the front page of today’s edition I realised that yesterday’s fire in Little Akaloa, near Christchurch, was at the bach of Sir Don Beaven. He has since been confirmed that he died in the fire. Sir Don was a local hero, his bust stands in … Read More