Prof William Campbell at Trinity College Dublin this week, pictured with his original dissection kit from his time as an undergraduate student at the university. Photograph: Paul Sharp/Sharppix

Turning children on to science early is William C Campbell’s formula for a wondrous life. Arming them with an understanding of logic also comes in use(...)

Dr William C Campbell: “It is so often not recognised how much parasitism comes into play in the whole natural world.” Photograph: Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Hearing that you have won a Nobel Prize is a pretty special moment. But when it happened to Dr William C Campbell earlier this year, he was initially(...)

Hans Forssberg (L), member of the Nobel Assembly, gives an interview after a press conference of the Nobel Committee to announce the winners of the 2015 Nobel Medicine Prize at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. Irish-born William Campbell, Satoshi Omura of Japan and China’s Youyou Tu (their portraits are displayed (L-R) on the screen in background) are the laureates of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015. Photograph: AFP / Jonathan Nackstrand/Getty

An Irish-born scientist has jointly won the 2015 Nobel Prize for medicine for work against parasitic diseases, the award-giving body said on Monday. D(...)