21 Facts About Adam Rutherford


Adam David Rutherford was born on 1975 and is a British geneticist and science populariser.


Adam Rutherford was an audio-visual content editor for the journal Nature for a decade, and is a frequent contributor to the newspaper The Guardian.


Adam Rutherford is an honorary senior research associate in the division of biosciences at University College London.


Adam Rutherford, who is half-Guyanese Indian, was born in Ipswich in the East of England and attended Ipswich School.


Adam Rutherford was admitted to the medical school at University College London, but transferred to a degree in evolutionary genetics, including a project under Steve Jones studying stalk-eyed flies.


Adam Rutherford was awarded a PhD in genetics in 2002 by University College London for research completed at the UCL Institute of Child Health at Great Ormond Street Hospital supervised by Jane Sowden.


Adam Rutherford's PhD investigated the role of the gene CHX10 on eye development, with focus on the effect of mutations in this gene on the development of eye disorders.


Adam Rutherford published a book on the topic of the creation of life.


Adam Rutherford was one of the authors whose works are included in the compilation The Atheist's Guide to Christmas.


Adam Rutherford was the Podcast Editor and the audio-video editor for the journal Nature until 2013, being responsible for all the publication's published audio, video, and podcasts.


Adam Rutherford published audio interviews with notable personalities, including Paul Bettany on his role playing Charles Darwin in the movie Creation, and David Attenborough in his documentary Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life.


Adam Rutherford wrote editorials on diverse other topics, ranging from the overlap of art and science to reviews of science-themed movies.


Adam Rutherford is a frequent contributor to The Guardian, writing primarily on science topics.


Adam Rutherford wrote a blog series covering his thoughts and analysis while re-reading Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species, and has written articles supporting the teaching of evolution in schools, and criticizing the teaching of creationism as science.


Adam Rutherford writes on religion, notably a 10-part series on his experience participating in the Alpha course, and on New Age themes and alternative medicine, including a review critical of Rupert Sheldrake's A New Science of Life, and criticism of the lack of controls on advertising claims for homeopathy.


Adam Rutherford has returned to University College London, where he is an honorary senior research associate in the division of biosciences and teaches courses on genetics and communications.


Adam Rutherford frequently appears on BBC science programmes, on both radio and television.


Adam Rutherford appeared in BBC Radio 4's The Infinite Monkey Cage, with physicist Brian Cox, physician and science writer Ben Goldacre, author Simon Singh, musician Tim Minchin, and comedians Helen Arney and Robin Ince, and with The Infinite Monkey Cage Tour, the live show based on the programme.


Adam Rutherford is a frequent speaker at scientific and academic events and a guest at local science and sceptical events, such as Skeptics in the Pub.


Adam Rutherford was a judge and host of the award ceremonies for the 2012 and 2013 Google Science Fairs.


Adam Rutherford is a founding member of the Celeriac XI Cricket club.