About this event

  • Date and time Wed 5 Feb 2020 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Public Engagement Programme

Join us for this free evening event to hear this year's Jephcott lecture, given by Molecular Biologist and Nobel Prize winner, Sir Gregory Winter. 

Sir Gregory will discuss 'The antibody revolution'. In recent years antibodies have emerged as a new class of pharmaceutical drugs. Many of the best-selling and most expensive pharmaceutical drugs are now antibodies, particularly for treatment of auto-immune inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and cancer. Continuing technology development is opening up new prospects for treatment of disease by antibodies and by small antibody mimics.

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Key speakers

Sir Gregory Winter

Sir Gregory Winter FRS

Sir Gregory Paul Winter FRS is a molecular biologist best known for his work on developing technologies to make therapeutic monoclonal antibodies (mAbs).

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Speaker's biography

In 2018 Sir Gregory was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. His work has led to antibodies such as Herceptin for treatment of breast cancer, and to “Humira” for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and now the world’s top-selling pharmaceutical drug. His research career has been based almost entirely at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, and he founded three Cambridge-based start-up companies to help develop therapeutic drugs based on his inventions. He is a Fellow of Trinity College Cambridge and was Master of the College from 2012-2019.


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Welcome address

Professor Sir Simon Wessely, President, Royal Society of Medicine

2020 Jephcott lecture: The antibody revolution

Sir Gregory Winter, Molecular Biologist

Discussion time
Vote of thanks

Professor John Axford, Emeritus Professor of Clinical Rheumatology, St George's University of London

Drinks reception


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom