Born: Jan 13, 1927 AD
Currently alive, at 87 years of age.
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.
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