Currently alive, at 89 years of age.
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1927 – Born in a small town, Germiston on the 13th of January.
1960 – Brenner made seminal contributions to the emerging field of molecular biology.
1961 – Notably in the elucidation of the triplet code of protein translation through the Crick, Brenner et al. experiment, which discovered frameshift mutations.
2002 – He shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with H. Robert Horvitz and John Sulston.
– Brenner founded the Molecular Sciences Institute and is currently associated with the Salk Institute, the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology and the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology.
2006 – Brenner was awarded the National Science and Technology Medal by A*STAR, Singapore on the 11th of October for his distinguished and strategic contributions to the development of Singapore’s scientific capability and culture, particularly in the biomedical sciences sector.