Wain Medal Lecture on Sex Chromosomes

In October of this year we were delighted to welcome Dr James Turner of the National Institute of Medical Research, as the recipient of this year’s Wain medal. As a result of a generous endowment from the family of the late Professor Louis Wain CBE, FRS, the University of Kent has established an annual Medal Lecture and Award in his memory. The Wain Medal is awarded to a young scientist doing research in biochemistry. Candidates for the award must be 40 years of age or under in the year of the award and work in the United Kingdom. This year James told a captivated audience about how the sex chromosomes appeared in our ancestors, how sex chromosome research is presented in the popular media and how research into them is creating potential new disease treatments.

Dr James Turner