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University of Cambridge Master Awarded the Nobel Prize

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Sir Greg Winter, of the University of Cambridge, has been jointly awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

The award was jointly granted to Sir Greg Winter, Frances Arnold and George Smith for their work in using phage display for the directed evolution of antibodies, with the aim of producing new pharmaceuticals.

Winter, the Master of Trinity College, is a genetic engineer and is known for his research and inventions related to humanised and human therapeutic antibodies. He is a graduate of Trinity College and was a Senior Research Fellow before becoming Master.

Sir Gregory becomes the 107th Affiliate of Cambridge to be awarded a Nobel Prize.

The University's Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stephen Toope, said: "I am thrilled to hear that Sir Greg Winter has been awarded this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Greg's work has been vital in the development of new therapies for debilitating health conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, and has led to breakthroughs in cancer care. These advances continue to transform the lives of people across the world."

"It gives me the greatest pleasure, on behalf of our community, to congratulate the University of Cambridge's latest Nobel Prize winner."