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Fitzwilliam alumnus jointly awarded the Millennium Technology Prize

Cambridge researchers Professor Shankar Balasubramanian (Fitzwilliam, 1985) and Professor David Klenerman have been awarded the Millennium Technology Prize for their development of revolutionary DNA sequencing techniques.

The Millennium Technology prize recognises the impact of science and innovation on society, and is worth €1 million. This is the first time that the prize has been awarded to more than one recipient for the same innovation, celebrating the significance of collaboration. The announcement of the 2020 award was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

You can read more about the award-winning Solexa-Illumina Next Generation DNA Sequencing (NGS) on the University website here, or watch a short video on their research:

 

Professors Balasubramanian and Klenerman will deliver the Millennium Technology Prize Lecture, talking about their innovation, TODAY at 14:30 at the Millennium Innovation Forum. The lecture can be accessed here.

Banner Photo by Nathan Pitt, University of Cambridge

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