Michael Berridge

Sir Michael John Berridge ( born October 22, 1938 in Kadoma, Zimbabwe ) is a British biologist.

Berridge graduated from the University of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, and the University of Cambridge. He is a member of the Royal Society and professor at the Babraham Institute, Cambridge. Berridge clarified the role of calcium as a transmitter in the internal communication network of cells. His works form the basis of the answers to numerous questions in basic research.

He won a 1988 Gairdner Foundation International Award, the 1989 Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research, the 1996 Massry Prize, the 2005 Shaw Prize, and the 1999 Ernst Schering Prize for his pioneering work in the field of calcium signaling.