Professor Chris Dobson, Master of St John’s College, has been awarded this year’s Feltrinelli Prize in recognition of his work in the fields of science and medicine.

The Feltrinelli Prize is awarded annually and rotates around categories as diverse as art, music, history, science, medicine and the humanities. The Prize is presented by the Italian Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, the world's oldest existing Academy of Sciences.

Previous prize-winners have included W.H. Auden, Laurence Olivier and Hugh Huxley. Professor Dobson said: “The list of winners of the Feltrinelli Prize is astonishing, and it is an honour to be included amongst them”.

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