Professor Jamie Rossjohn: Journey of discovery leads to Royal honour

Professor Jamie Rossjohn: Journey of discovery leads to Royal honour

‘It’s discovery science. You may have a setback, but you don’t take it lying down’ Monash University life scientist Professor Jamie Rossjohn – recently awarded one of world science’s highest honours, a Fellowship of the Royal Society (FRS) – grew up in the town of Llantwit Major in South Wales. One of his earliest influences in science was his grandad, Foster Lewis. “He was a great man,” Professor Rossjohn says. As a boy, he would share his homework with his mother’s father, talk to him, listen to him, and learn from him. “I spent a lot of time with my grandad, who wrote a book about his experiences as a South Wales coal miner. He emphasised the importance of getting an education. He started to instill in me the need …
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