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Dr. Peter A. Lawrence

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Emeritus Scientist

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  • Ph.D.
  • PhD
    University of Cambridge
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Contact Directory | MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, 30 May 2014 [cached]
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Cell Biology, 11 Sept 2012 [cached]
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Peter Lawrence: lifetime achievement award. | MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, 29 Mar 2011 [cached]
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Peter Lawrence
Peter Lawrence: lifetime achievement award.
Peter Lawrence (news profile) Peter Lawrence, an Emeritus member of the LMB, has been honoured with the 2011 Society for Developmental Biology (SDB) Lifetime Achievement Award.
The SDB gives its Lifetime Achievement Award annually to a senior developmental biologist in recognition of their outstanding and lasting contributions in the field. The award is given for the individual's excellence in research and for being a superb mentor who has helped train the next generation of exceptional scientists.
Using the fruit fly Drosophila as a model organism, Peter has made many pioneering contributions to developmental biology, for example: analysing how morphogen gradients drive both pattern and polarity; joint discoverer of compartments in development; providing evidence that homeotic genes build a binary genetic address used to specify the developmental fate of precisely defined groups of embryonic cells. In the last 15 years he has been working on the mechanisms responsible for planar cell polarity and has made several discoveries.
Peter obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge (Zoology) in 1965. He did postdoctoral research at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Western Reserve University, Cleveland and the Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge. Now funded by the Wellcome Trust in the Zoology Department of the University of Cambridge, Peter was a member of the Cell Biology Division at LMB from 1969 to 2006 and joint head from 1984-86. He was elected a member of EMBO in 1976 and made a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1983. He has also received numerous prestigious prizes and been editor or on the editorial board of several key scientific journals.
Peter has been invited to deliver a lecture at the SDB 71st Annual Meeting in Montreal in 2012 where he will receive his award.
Further references:
Society for Developmental Biology Peter Lawrence's LMB page
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Peter Lawrence came to study pattern formation, helping discover how compartments in Drosophila determine the fly's body plan. Peter Lawrence is a developmental biologist at the LMB and Zoology Department of Cambridge University.
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Peter Lawrence, a Medical Research Council emeritus scientist at the University of Cambridge, agreed that "hype and salesmanship" were increasingly - and erroneously - being seen as "a decent and even necessary activity for a scientist". He also lamented what he saw as scientists' apathy about declining ethical standards. ........ He added: "I don't think people deserve Nobel prizes for running labs, getting grants and going to meetings.
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