Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2012
The Nobel Prize recognizes two scientists who discovered that mature, specialised cells can be reprogrammed to become immature cells capable of developing into all tissues of the body. Their findings have revolutionised our understanding of how cells and organisms develop.
Sir John B. Gurdon
Born: 1933, Dippenhall, United Kingdom
Affiliation at the time of the award: Gurdon Institute, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Prize motivation: "for the discovery that mature cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent
Affiliation at the time of the award: Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, Gladstone Institute, San Francisco, CA, USA
Prize motivation: "for the discovery that mature cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent"
Publications:Induced pluripotent stem cells from CINCA syndrome patients as a model for dissecting somatic mosaicism and drug discovery
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