Life and work
Wyllie graduated from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland in 1964 with a Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) And 1967 with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery ( MB ChB, graduating from medical school ) and a Ph.D. in 1975 He coined in the early 1970s the concept of apoptosis, outlined the characteristics of this programmed cell death, his differences from necrosis and its significance for human diseases.
Wyllie was, until his retirement in 2011, Professor of Pathology and Head of the Department of Cancer and apoptosis at the Institute of Pathology, Cambridge University and Addenbrooke 's Hospital in Cambridge, England.
Wyllie in 1994 was awarded the Bertner Award, University of Texas, 1995 Member ( Fellow ) of the Royal Society and received the 1998 Hans Bloemendal Award from the University of Nijmegen and 1999 Gairdner Foundation International Award.