Fireside Chat with Prof Sir Tom Blundell


6.45pm, Friday 23 September

2A Victoria Park Close, Singapore 266550

$35 for members, $45 for guests

The Oxbridge Society has the wonderful opportunity to host Prof Sir Tom Blundell FRS to a fireside chat on the evening of Friday, 23 September. Sir Blundell will speak on ecosystems - academia, small and large companies, clinical trials - comparing Cambridge with Singapore.

Sir Blundell, 74, is a British biochemist, structural biologist, and science administrator. He was on the team of Dorothy Hodgkin that discovered insulin. His research has led to the development of drugs to treat AIDS, cancer, cataracts and diabetes. A fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, Sir Blundell served as Cambridge's Sir William Dunn Professor of Biochemistry as well as Chair of the School of Biological Sciences.

Outside of research, Sir Blundell is a prominent contributor to public policy as well as business. He served a five year term as the President of the UK Science Council, was Margaret Thatcher's advisor on science policy, and currently advises the Singapore government on science policy and research. He was also one of the co-founders of Astex Therapeutics, the oncology drugs company which was sold for US$900 million to Otsuka Pharmaceuticals.

A bon vivant, Sir Blundell is a keen jazz saxophonist, brilliant after-dinner speaker, bird watcher, strong environmentalist and a distinguished humanist. The first in his family to attend university, Sir Blundell is an alumnus of both Oxford and Cambridge, and now holds 16 honorary doctorates.

Fri Sep 23, 2016
6:40 PM - 9:40 PM SGT
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