Cardiff University honours Nobel-prize winning scientist

Sir Martin Evans was knighted in 2004 for his services to medical science Credit: Jason Bye/PA Archive

Cardiff University's School of Biosciences will be officially named after Nobel Prize winning scientist, Sir Martin Evans.

He will open the new £4million extension which will make the centre one of the largest bioscience research institutes in the UK.

To date, Sir Martin is the only scientist working in Wales to have won a Nobel Prize. He is popularly known for his discovery of stem cells that have the potential to be transformed into any kind of specialised cell to be used in tissue repair.