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Paul Nurse

President Emeritus


B.Sc. in biological sciences, 1970
University of Birmingham

Ph.D. in cell biology and biochemistry, 1973
University of East Anglia


University of Bern, 1973

University of Edinburgh, 1974–1980

University of Sussex, 1980–1984


Head of Laboratory, 1984–1987
Imperial Cancer Research Fund

Professor, 1987–1993
University of Oxford

Director of Research, 1993–1996
Director-General, 1996–2002
Imperial Cancer Research Fund

Director-General, 2002
Chief Executive, 2002–2003
Cancer Research UK

Professor, 2003–
President, 2003–2011
President Emeritus, 2011–
The Rockefeller University

President, 2010–2015
The Royal Society

CEO and Director, 2010–
Francis Crick Institute