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Fred Sanger

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Fred Sanger

Fred Sanger died on Tuesday.
"Colleagues remembered a highly modest man and outstanding experimentalist who preferred doing things in the laboratory to talking about them in public lectures and media interviews."
I was lucky enough to go to one of his rare lectures, as a student, and be introduced afterwards. Not just the achievements, but the man. A real role model. He quietly changed the world and spent his retirement trying to avoid the fuss that people naturally wanted to make of him.
Gabe
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WTF
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Re: Fred Sanger

Quote from: Gabe
spent his retirement trying to avoid the fuss that people naturally wanted to make of him

When you've won TWO Nobels, I guess avoiding fuss could get difficult  Wink
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Re: Fred Sanger

A giant among scientists, who once said 'I was just a chap who messed about in his lab'.
Not young enough to know everything