Adam Rutherford

2014 Shortlist

Adam Rutherford is a geneticist, writer and broadcaster. He has a degree in evolutionary biology and a PhD in the genetics of the eye.

He was an editor at the science journal 'Nature' for ten years and presents BBC Radio 4's weekly programme 'Inside Science'. His documentaries include the award-winning series 'The Cell' (BBC Four), 'The Gene Code' (BBC Four) and 'Horizon: Playing God (BBC Two), as well as numerous other programmes for Radio 4. He has been a scientific advisor on productions including the preschool cartoon 'The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That' and the film 'World War Z'. 'Creation' is his first book.

    Wellcome Book Prize Achievement

    • Creation

      By Adam Rutherford