The World Cultural Council is proud to announce that this year it will complete another decade of award presentations, with its 30th Award Ceremony on Wednesday, 2nd October at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Web registration and the Programme will be available shortly.
Paul Nurses achievements meet the criteria for the Science Award of bringing "true benefit and wellbeing to mankind" for his long-term work as a scientific leader of several prestigious organizations, with significant influence on both health and education, marked by a strong commitment to excellence in learning, research and knowledge transfer.
The Award recognizes his contributions on how the eukaryotic cell cycle is controlled and how cell shape and cell dimensions are determined, along with his major work on cyclin-dependent protein kinases and how they regulate cell reproduction - research that has provided a wider understanding of biology and medicine in the field of cancer.
Professor Paul Nurse is one of the world's foremost biochemists and geneticists. In the 1980s, he made a scientific breakthrough when he identified a number of key regulatory proteins that control the yeast cell cycle. His further studies have led to the currently widely accepted models that conclude strong similarities among proteins, their activities and their biochemical modes of regulation throughout all eukaryotic organisms. His research is especially important for the understanding of biology and medicine in respect to cancer and other serious diseases, bringing us closer to prevention and a cure.
Paul Nurse has received wide recognition for his scientific excellence. He received in 2001 Nobel Prize in Medicine (shared with Tim Holt and Lee Hartwell) and has been awarded a number of other prizes and recognitions, including the Albert Lasker Award and the Royal Society's Royal and Copley Medals. He was knighted in Great Britai
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