Christ's Fellows honoured in building naming at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus

Professor Dame Anne McLaren and Professor Sir Keith Peters

Two Christ’s Fellows are to be honoured by having buildings named after them on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. The Committee on Benefactions and External and Legal Affairs has approved the naming of the new Project Bellatrix building as the Anne McLaren Building, and the re-naming of the Wellcome-MRC building, as the Keith Peters Building.

Professor Dame Anne McLaren (Fellow Commoner) who died in 2007, was a leading authority on mammalian genetics and helped to develop the techniques that led to human fertility treatments. This naming is in recognition of her valuable and ground-breaking research.

Professor Sir Keith Peters (Honorary Fellow) was Regius Professor of Physic from 1987 – 2005 and was instrumental in the construction of the building itself, in setting up the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research (CIMR), and in negotiating for the MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit (MRC MBU) to occupy space within the building. This naming is in recognition of his influence in growing the School of Clinical Medicine, and in laying the foundations for the research-intensive School it is today.