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Peter Lawrence, FRS, is a fly geneticist based at the Department of Zoology at the University of Cambridge. During his illustrious career he has carried out pioneering work on pattern formation and polarity, and his contributions have been recognised by many honours, including the Prince of Asturias prize with Gines Morata and election to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. He is also an outspoken critic of the current scientific system and particularly how it affects young scientists. We recently had the opportunity to chat with Peter, and we asked him about the influence of his mentor Sir V. B. Wigglesworth, writing his first grant at age 65 and his time as an editor of Development.

Original publication

DOI

10.1242/dev.133769

Type

Journal article

Journal

Development

Publication Date

15/01/2016

Volume

143

Pages

183 - 185

Keywords

Animals, Awards and Prizes, Biology, Periodicals as Topic, Science