Complete List of Nobel Prize Winners 2020

Nobel Prizes are announced annually by the respective institutes in six different fields

  • Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Physics
  • Chemistry and Economics Sciences
  • the Swedish Academy in Literature
  • the Karolinska Institute in Physiology or Medicine
  • the Norwegian Nobel Committee in Peace.

The Noble Prizes are awarded to organizations and individuals for their outstanding performance in the above-mentioned fields.

The Nobel Prize Winners 2020 In Physiology and Medicine are:

  • Harvey J. Alter
  • Michael Houghton
  • Charles M. Rice

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2020 was awarded jointly to Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton, and Charles M. Rice “for the discovery of Hepatitis C virus.”

About The Nobel Prize Winners 2020

1. Harvey J. Alter

  • The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2020
  • Born: 1935, New York, NY, USA
  • Affiliation at the time of the award: National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
  • Prize motivation: “for the discovery of the Hepatitis C virus.”
  • Prize share: 1/3 of the total amount

2. Michael Houghton

  • The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2020
  • Born: United Kingdom
  • Affiliation at the time of the award: University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
  • Prize motivation: “for the discovery of the Hepatitis C virus.”
  • Prize share: 1/3 of the total amount

3. Charles M. Rice

  • The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2020
  • Born: 1952, Sacramento, CA, USA
  • Affiliation at the time of the award: Rockefeller University, New York, NY, USA
  • Prize motivation: “for the discovery of the Hepatitis C virus.”
  • Prize share: 1/3 of the total amount

The Nobel Prize Winners 2020 In Chemistry are:

The Nobel Prize winners 2020 in Chemistry is awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna “for the development of a method for genome editing”. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry is awarded by The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm, Sweden.

Genetic scissors : a tool for rewriting the code of life

Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna have discovered one of gene technology’s sharpest tools: the CRISPR/Cas9 genetic scissors. Using these, researchers can change the DNA of animals, plants and microorganisms with extremely high precision. This technology has had a revolutionary impact on the life sciences, is contributing to new cancer therapies and may make the dream of curing inherited diseases come true.

1. Emmanuelle Charpentier:

  • Emmanuelle Charpentier, born 1968 in Juvisy-sur-Orge, France.
  • PhD. 1995 from Institute Pasteur, Paris, France.
  • Director of the Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens, Berlin, Germany

2. Jennifer A. Doudna:

  • Jennifer A. Doudna, born 1964 in Washington, D.C, USA.
  • PhD. 1989 from Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA.
  • Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, USA and Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

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