Ian Wilmut, born 1944 in Hampton Lucy, United Kingdom, is currently Director of MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. He joined the Roslin Institute in 1974 and also served as its Director. He graduated from the University of Nottingham and received his doctorate at the University of Cambridge in 1971. He was granted an OBE in 1999 and was knighted in January 2008.

Keith H S Campbell (1954-2012) born 1954 in United Kingdom, is currently a Professor of Animal Development, School of Biosciences at the University of Nottingham. He was a biologist at the Roslin Institute from 1991 – 1997 and thereafter became the Head of Embryology at Pharmaceutical Proteins, Ltd (PPL) Therapeutics until 1999 before he joined the University of Nottingham. He received his Bachelor Degree in Microbiology from the University of London and his doctorate from the University of Sussex in United Kingdom. On 5 October 2012, Professor Campbell passed away in England at the age of 58.

Shinya Yamanaka, born 1962 in Osaka, Japan, is currently a Professor at the Institute for Frontier Medical Science, and Director of Center for iPS Cell Research and Application(CiRA), the Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences(iCeMS), at Kyoto University. He was a visiting scientist at the Gladstone Institute at the University of California, San Francisco in 2007. He received his MD at Kobe University in 1987 and his PhD at Osaka City University Graduate School in 1993.


10 June 2008, Hong Kong