Sir Richard Roberts is the Chief Scientific Officer of New England Biolabs. His scientific career is rooted in an interest in molecular biology, which led him to Harvard University in 1969, where he worked on deciphering the sequence of nucleotides in a form of ribonucleic acid known as tRNA. In 1972 he moved to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, where his research involved “mapping” the location of various genes in adenovirus. This work led to the discovery that genes could be present in several, well-separated DNA segments, later called introns. For this work Dr. Roberts was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1993. He joined New England Biolabs in 1992. Dr. Roberts has been increasingly interested in the implementation of new technologies in the developing world, including novel vaccines and treatments for infectious diseases. Dr. Roberts will bring his considerable expertise in discovery and product development to VIC as well as his experience in delivering health products to the developing world.