Ronald Alfred Laskey CBE FRS (born 26 January 1945) is a British cell biologist and cancer researcher. He was the Charles Darwin Professor of Embryology at the University of Cambridge. In 1991, he co-founded the Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research Campaign Institute (now known as the Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute), along with five other senior scientists including Professor Sir John Gurdon. In 2001, he founded the Medical Research Council Cancer Cell Unit in 2001, and was Director of the Unit until 2010.
He was awarded the Royal Society's Royal Medal in 2009, for his "pivotal contributions to our understanding of the control of DNA replication and nuclear protein transport, which has led to a novel screening method for cancer diagnosis".
- 1984: Elected Fellow of the Royal Society.
- 1998: Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine.
- 2000: Tomorrow's World award for health innovation.
- 2001: Croonian Lecture.
- 2009: Royal Society Royal Medal.
- 2011: Received an CBE in the New Year Honours list for services to Science.
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- Celebrating the 21st anniversary of the Gurdon Institute
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- Royal Society Royal Medal winners
- Darwin College List of Fellows
- List of Royal Society Fellows
- Prize Laureats 1998
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- New Year Honours list 2011
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