Ian Wilmut

Sir Ian Wilmut, OBE FRS FMedSci FRSE (born 7 July 1944) is an English biologist, embryologist and Chair of the Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. He is best known as the leader of the research group that in 1996 first cloned a mammal from an adult somatic cell, a Finnish Dorset lamb named Dolly. He was appointed OBE in 1999 for services to embryo development and knighted in the 2008 New Year Honours.

Early life and education

Wilmut was born in Hampton Lucy, Warwickshire, England. Wilmut’s father, Leonard Wilmut, was a mathematics teacher who suffered from diabetes for fifty years, which eventually caused him to become blind. He was a student of the former Boys’ High School, in Scarborough, where his father taught. Wilmut’s early desire was to embark on a naval career, but he was unable to do so due to his colour blindness. As a school boy, Wilmut worked as a farm hand on weekends, which inspired him to study Agriculture at the University of Nottingham.

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Name(s):
      Ian Wilmut
Occupation:
      Embryologist
Birth:
      7 July 1944,
Hampton Lucy, England
Alma mater:
      University of Nottingham (BSc)
      University of Cambridge (PhD)
Awards:
      OBE (1999)
      FMedSci (1999)[3]      RS (2002)[4]      EMBO Member (2003)
      FRSE
      Knight Bachelor (2008)

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