The Vice-Chancellor of Cardiff University, Dr David Grant, said: Cardiff University is delighted to join the world-wide congratulations for Sir Martin Evans. The Nobel Prize is tribute not just to the academic brilliance of Sir Martins discoveries, once thought by many to be impossible, but also to the wide-ranging benefits of his research.
As the Nobel Assembly correctly points out, the break-throughs by Sir Martin and his fellow Nobel laureates have generated an explosion of international research activity applying their techniques. Sir Martin himself has developed models for diseases such as human breast cancer, just one of the diseases where our understanding has been revolutionised, offering hope to millions of sufferers around the world.
Professor John Harwood, Head of the School of Biosciences, said: This is fantastic news and clearly is very well deserved. Martins research into stem cells and gene therapy is very important and offers also sorts of promise to medicine.
This is also marvellous news for Cardiff University and Wales. Cardiff improves year on year and this is another accolade for the University. In science it doesn't come any higher than the Nobel Prize.
Professor Sir Martin has been a key figure in establishing Cardiff University as a world-leading centre for biomedical research. The University was listed in the worlds top 100, and the top ten in the UK, for biomedicine in last years Times Higher Educational Supplement World University Rankings.
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