The life of professor Bill Campbell, the joint 2015 Nobel Prize winner from Donegal will be celebrated by his local community in the Town Hall, Ramelton later this month.
Last year William C (Bill) Campbell, 86, was jointly awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work in discovering a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworms. He received the award along with Satoshi Ōmura, a Japanese microbiologist.
Professor Campbell is only the second Irish person to win a Nobel prize for science, following in the footsteps of Ernest Walton, who collected the physics award in 1951.
A native of Ramelton, Mr Campbell will be joined by family members at the celebration. While he lives in the USA, Mr Campbell enjoys visiting Donegal.
Media commentator, Professor Roy Greenslade will compere the night and the West Ocean String Quartet will provide the music. Mr Greenslade is Professor of Journalism at City University London and spends much of his free time in Ballyare.
Doors open for the big night on September 24th at 8pm with proceedings underway at 8.30pm.
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