An impromptu meetup in Auckland

A chance meeting of Wolfson past and present

Giles Yeo and Suzanne Cory

Fellow and Tutor of Wolfson Giles Yeo is currently in New Zealand a member of the Maurice Wilkins Centre for Molecular Biodiscovery's Scientific Advisory Board. He was delighted to discover that a fellow member of the board, which is comprised of internationally recognised scientists and bio-entrepreneurs, is non other than Wolfson's first PhD student, Professor Suzanne Cory!

Professor Cory, who was at Wolfson from 1966 and received her PhD in 1970, is the immediate past President of the Australian Academy of Science. She was Director of The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (Australia) and Professor of Medical Biology of The University of Melbourne from 1996 to 2009 and a Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow of The University of Melbourne from 2010 to 2014. She is currently a Research Professor in the Molecular Genetics of Cancer Division at The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute. 

Professor Cory has enjoyed an illustrious research career in the field of molecular genetics of immunology and cancer and the control of apoptosis. She has been elected a Fellow of Royal Society (1992), a Foreign Member of the US National Academy of Sciences (1997), American Academy of Arts and Sciences, French Academy of Sciences (2002), and the Japan Academy (2013) and was awarded a L'Oréal-UNESCO Award for Women in Science in 2001 and the Royal Medal of the Royal Society in 2002. She is an Honorary Fellow of Wolfson.

Giles is Principal Research Associateand Scientific Director of Genomics/Transcriptomics Core at the Cambridge Metabolic Research Laboratory. He has recently published a book on the science of obesity entitled Gene Eating

Wolfson members truly do welcome the world!