Prospect magazine has named Professor Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz as one of the world’s top 50 thinkers for the COVID-19 age.
Professor Zernicka-Goetz has been included in a list paying tribute to the some of the world's top scientists, philosophers and writers reshaping our times.
"The range of intellectual endeavours is a reminder of the breadth of human genius" Prospect Magazine
Prospect Magazine noted the following about Professor Zernicka-Goetz's recent achievements:
"The exciting goal in biology is no longer just cataloguing genes and correlating them with traits, but understanding exactly how gene activity and inter-cellular communications interact to build a baby organism. Polish-British biologist Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz is at the forefront of that effort. Her Cambridge team has shown how embryo-like structures can be made “from scratch” in the lab using embryonic stem cells (which can become any tissue) and other types of stem cell. She’s been able to grow human embryos in vitro right up to the current 14-day legal limit. Aside from its profound medical implications, her work raises philosophical questions about what it means to be human."
Congratulations to Professor Zernicka-Goetz for this welcome recognition of her and her team's fantastic work.
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