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Josh Lederberg


The move to University College London
Avrion Mitchison Scientist
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I wanted to go to University College because I had reservations about working in a research institute. And those reservations were pretty muddled, actually, in my own head. I do feel that Universities- research should go on in Universities. I do feel that often research institutes can do things better, and even more cheaply, than Universities because they can focus interest and redeploy and all that, and Universities waste money in all sorts of different ways. But, basically I wanted to keep- do my bit for the British University system. And there's another reason for wanting to work in Universities, which is, what about the next generation? It wasn't a matter of going home? And of course it was a matter of going home as well. Of course.

Avrion Mitchison, the British zoologist, is currently Professor Emeritus at University College London and is best known for his work demonstrating the role of lymphocytes in tumour rejection and for the separate and cooperative roles of T- and B-lymphocytes in this and other processes.

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Martin Raff is a Canadian-born neurologist and research biologist who has made important contributions to immunology and cell development. He has a special interest in apoptosis, the phenomenon of cell death.



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Duration: 1 minute, 4 seconds

Date story recorded: June 2004

Date story went live: 24 January 2008