The Nobel Prize-winning Biologist, Sydney Brenner has died at the age of 92 in Singapore on Friday. Brenner helped decipher the genetic code; his research on roundworm provides new aspects to human disease research. Brenner will always be remembered for the brilliant discoveries through his study that offers a base for the new generation of scientists, said Ronald Evans-biologist at Salk Institute for Biological studies at California. Sydney Brenner has spent seven-decade of his career in the Salk Institute of biological studies at California. He is well known for his findings and discoveries in the field of disease research of humans.
In the year, Sydney Brenner has shared the novel prize in medicine for his research on how genes control cell division. He along with his two colleagues, Robert Horvitz, and John Sulston discovered how cells are divides, and something new is created. They carried out the research of cell division on a transparent roundworm named C. elegans. The findings of programmed cell death discover the development of cancer. The groundwork for research is laid by taking the roundworm as the specimen.
Brenner was born in the year 1927, in South Africa. He has earned his Ph.D. degree from Oxford University, has spent his early career in Britain. Brenner has first worked in the Scripps research institute at La Jolla in the early 1990s. He has joined Salk Institute as a professor of biomedical science. Sydney Brenner has contributed to the world of biomedical science by discovering DNA with Francis Crick. He has co-discovered DNA and the genetic code, which is the most important discovery in science. The duo has found that the DNA is made up of three nucleotides in a series known as codons. These codons decode the amino acids, which are responsible for making up of protein. The discoveries are made i9n the year 1961 by Crick and Brenner. Brenner has also contributed to the development of m-RNA (messenger RNA), responsible for the production of amino acids. Brenner has joined crick in Cambridge University and worked with him in the same office for almost twenty years. Then he has gone to California to work in the Scripps research institute but rejoined Crick later at Salk Institute as a distinguished professor. Brenner has three children, and his wife has died in the year 2010.
Brenner has died in Singapore. He has spent the last part of his life in Singapore in building the biomedical sciences, and became the first honorary citizen of Singapore and spent the last part of the career there. Moreover, he is known for his contribution to the field of biomedical science. The discoveries he made by his researches, throughout his career have inspired the new generation. His professional career as a professor and a scientist has inspired many people around him. Brenner has worked in many Universities and worked with many professionals throughout his career, which has given great insight into his life.