13 September 2023 – Professor Sir Ian Wilmut

Dr Doug Vernimmen and Dr Kay Branfield meeting with Prof Sir Ian Wilmut, March 2016. Photographer: Norman Russell

photo: Norman Russell

The Genetics Society is saddened to learn of the death of Professor Sir Ian Wilmut, OBE, FRS, FMedSci, FRSE, on 10th September 2023. Sir Ian was a world-renowned British embryologist and the chair of the Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. He led the research that produced Dolly, the first animal to be successfully cloned from an adult cell. Dolly was born in 1996 at The Roslin Institute, now part of the University of Edinburgh. As a part of Dolly@20 celebration, Dr Kay Boulton and Dr Doug Vernimmen interviewed Sir Ian for the Genetics Society Newsletter. You can read this interview here.