Nick Lane


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Dr Nick Lane is a British biochemist and writer. He was awarded the first Provost's Venture Research Prize in the Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment at University College London, where he is now a Reader in Evolutionary Biochemistry. Dr Lane’s research deals with evolutionary biochemistry and bioenergetics, focusing on the origin of life and the evolution of complex cells. Dr Lane was a founding member of the UCL Consortium for Mitochondrial Research, and is leading the UCL Research Frontiers Origins of Life programme. He was awarded the 2011 BMC Research Award for Genetics, Genomics, Bioinformatics and Evolution, and the 2015 Biochemical Society Award for his sustained and diverse contribution to the molecular life sciences ...more

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“One begins to wonder if all the most interesting problems in physics are now in biology.”
Nick Lane, The Vital Question: Energy, Evolution, and the Origins of Complex Life

“Nothing is more conservative than a bacterium.”
Nick Lane, Life Ascending: The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution

“Petty human squabbles over borders and oil and creed vanish in the knowledge that this living marble surrounded by infinite emptiness is our shared home, and more, a home we share with, and owe to, the most wonderful inventions of life.”
Nick Lane, Life Ascending: The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution

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