|Born||29 November 1907
|Died||25 September 1999 (aged 91)|
|Citizenship||Italy, United Kingdom|
|Institutions||University of Glasgow, Imperial Cancer Research Fund|
|Doctoral students||Obaid Siddiqi|
Guido Pontecorvo, was born into a family of wealthy Italian Industrialists. He fled to Britain after being dismissed from his post in Florence in 1938, due to his Jewish heritage.
- Institute of Animal Genetics, University of Edinburgh. 1938–40 and 1944–45
- Department of Zoology, University of Glasgow, 1941–44
- Dept of Genetics, University of Glasgow, 1945-68 (Professor 1956-68)
- Honorary Director, MRC Unit of Cell Genetics, 1966–68
- Member of research staff, Imperial Cancer Research Fund, 1968–75
- Honorary Consultant Geneticist, ICRF, 1975–80
The current genetics building at the University of Glasgow is named in honour of Guido Pontecorvo. The Pontecorvo Building is part of the Anderson College complex located on Dumbarton Road in the West End of Glasgow. It houses one of the few working Paternoster elevators in the UK.
He has also lent his name to the annual Pontecorvo award, presented to the most promising genetics student in the department.
2003 - Robert Irving
2004 - John Rowell
2007 - Katie Armstrong
2009 - Stuart Meiklejohn
2010 - Angela Wilson
2012 Alun Passey
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