4th Annual Bourne Lecture Delivered by Edmond H. Fischer, PhD

Dr. Edmond H. Fischer, along with a partner, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1992 for describing how reversible phosphorylation works as a switch to activate proteins and regulate various cellular processes. His 1997 lecture was titled “Cell Signaling in Health and Disease.”

3rd Annual Bourne Lecture Delivered by Lord Walton of Detchant

Lord Walton of Detchant, MBBS, MD, DSc, MA (Oxon), FRCP, has made significant contributions to the study of neurology and founded the Muscular Dystrophy Laboratories at Newcastle General Hospital.   His phenotypic classification of muscle disease laid the foundation for subsequent studies in molecular genetics.  His 1996 lecture was titled “The Dilemmas of Life and Death.”

2nd Annual Bourne Lecture Delivered by Sir Walter Bodmer

Sir Walter Bodmer, PhD, FRS, was Principal of Hertford College, Oxford from 1996 – 2005 and remains head of the CRUK Cancer & Immunogenetics Laboratory at Oxford University. His 1995 lecture was titled “Cancer Genetics and the Human Genome Project.”

Inaugural Bourne Lecture Delivered by Sir Richard Doll

Sir Richard Doll, FRS, DM, MD, was an epidemiologist who proved the correlation between smoking and lung cancer and heart disease.  His 1994 lecture was titled “The Prevention of Cancer.”