Royal Society honour for Trustee

Sir Gregory Winter CBE FRS, Trustee of CCT and COT, has been awarded a 2011 Royal Medal by the Royal Society.

Sir Gregory, a pioneer of antibody engineering, was a founder of Cambridge Antibody Technology, one of the early commercial biotech companies involved in this field. He is a member of the Medical Research Council's Laboratory of Molecular Biology, having co-founded the MRC Centre for Protein Engineering. He has received several international awards and was knighted in 2004 for services to science.

Three Royal Medals are awarded annually by the Royal Society, for important contributions in the physical, biological and applied sciences. Sir Gregory receives his award for "pioneering work in protein engineering and therapeutic monoclonal antibodies, and his contributions as an inventor and entrepreneur".

The Royal Society is a Fellowship of the world's most eminent scientists and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. It aims to expand the frontiers of knowledge by championing the development and use of science, mathematics, engineering and medicine for the benefit of humanity and the good of the planet. Royal Medals, which date back to 1826, have been awarded to such notable scientists as Faraday, Joule, Darwin, Lister and Crick.