British biologist, John Sulston, Died at 75


Sir John Edward Sulston was born on March 27, 1942, and died on March 6, 2018.

He was a British biologist and academic.

The work he has done on the cell lineage and genome of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, he was jointly awarded the 2002 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Sydney Brenner and Robert Horvitz.

Sulston was Chair of the Institute for Science, Ethics, and Innovation at the University of Manchester.

He met Daphne Bate, a fellow research student in Cambridge.

During 1966, they got married just before they left for the US for postdoctoral research.

The couple had two children.

The couple’s firstborn, Ingrid was born in La Jolla in 1967, Adrian later in England.

Sulston’s grandson Micah was born in 2001, followed by his granddaughter Kira in 2003.

The couple resided in Stapleford, Cambridgeshire where they were active members of the local community: John regularly volunteered in the local library and in working parties at Magog Down; he was a Trustee of Cambridge Past, Present and Future.

He died at 75 years old.