Chief Operations Officer
Sir Richard Roberts is a biochemist and Nobel Laureate, having split the 1993 prize in physiology or Medicine with Philip Sharp, for their work on DNA and gene splicing. He currently works at New England Biolabs, a private company carrying out basic research and producing biochemical reagents. Dr. Roberts have worked in the field of restriction enzymes and DNA methyltransferases for 36 years and have extensive experience in biochemical science and with databases (he run REBASE).
He is also is a member of the Advisory Board of Patient Innovation, a nonprofit, international, multilingual, free venue for patients and caregivers of any disease to share innovations. Sir Richard has spent the majority of his career in the US, moving to Harvard for a postdoctoral position in 1969, before moving to Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory to work with James Watson in 1972, and remaining there for the next 20 years. It was during this period that the majority of the research for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize was performed. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and a PhD in organic Chemistry from Sheffield University, UK.