Nick Lane is a British biochemist. He holds the post of honorary reader and is the first Provost's Venture Research Fellow at University College London and was formerly strategic director at Adelphi MediCine, a medical multimedia company. He is the author of three popular science books and many articles. His latest book, Life Ascending: The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution, won the 2010 Royal Society Prize for Science Books. He appeared on In Our Time on Radio Four on September 13, 2012, when the topic of discussion was the cell, and again on 15 May 2014, when the topic was photosynthesis.
- Oxygen: The molecule that made the world (ISBN 978-0198607830)
- 'Genesis Revisited', New Scientist 7 August 2010
- 'Biodiversity: On the origin of bar codes', Nature 19 November 2009
- 'Cell biology: Power games', Nature 25 October 2006
- 'Mitochondrial disease: Powerhouse of disease', Nature 29 March 2006
- "Life: is it inevitable or just a fluke?". New Scientist. 25 June 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2012.