Guido Pontecorvo, from his years at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund, 1968-80
|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|
- 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
In 1946 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. His proposers were Alan William Greenwood, John Walton, Hugh Donald and James E. Nichols. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1955.
He died in Saint-Luc Switzerland on 25 September 1999 and is buried there with his wife and his daughter.
The Institute of Genetics building at the University of Glasgow was renamed as the Pontecorvo Building in 1995 in honour of Guido Pontecorvo and to celebrate 50 years of the institute in Glasgow. The Pontecorvo Building is part of the Anderson College complex located on Dumbarton Road in the West End of Glasgow. The building has been vacant since 2011 awaiting redevelopment. Until then it housed one of the few still operational paternoster elevators in the UK.
He has also lent his name to the annual Pontecorvo Award, presented to the final year undergraduate student in the department with the highest grades.
- 2003 - Robert Irving (Fiona Hall, Francesca Pacitti & Iain Davidson)
- 2004 - John Rowell (Virginia Bound)
- 2005 - Amy Hansen (Gayle Overend)
- 2006 - Craig MacKay (Paula MacGregor)
- 2007 - Cassie Clarke (Katie Armstrong)
- 2008 - Rachael Inglis (Alistair Langlands)
- 2009 - Stuart Meiklejohn (Andrew Davidson)
- 2010 - Angela Wilson (Stephanie Evans)
- 2011 - Aleksandra Bebel (Gillian Belbin)
- 2012 - Alun Passey, Andrew Landals & Hannah Eadie
- 2013 - Alexandra Davies (Alexandra Davies)
- 2014 - Hannah Ralph (Amelia Mordas)
- 2015 - Alise Molotova (Gemma Turner)
- 2016 - Lauren Kane (Stephanie Baross)
- 2017 - Anna Gatseva (Ella Harmo)
- 2018 - Natalia Brzozowska (Adriana Fonseca & Courtney Elliot)
Names contained in brackets represent a second prize given to a student for a separate, notable achievement in their final year.
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- "Codebreakers: Makers of Modern Genetics: The Guido Pontecorvo papers". Retrieved 16 August 2016.
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- Siddiqi, O. (1999). "Guido Pontecorvo (1907-99)". Nature. 402 (6759): 250. doi:10.1038/46201. PMID 10580492. S2CID 5135026.
- Roper, J. A.; Hopwood, D. A. (1988). "Guido Pontecorvo and his contribution to genetics". Cancer Surveys. 7 (2): 229–237. PMID 3066472.
- Biographical Index of Former Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 1783–2002 (PDF). The Royal Society of Edinburgh. July 2006. ISBN 0-902-198-84-X.
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