Navigation Links
Professor Sir Martin Evans wins Nobel Prize for Medicine
Date:10/9/2007

Professor Sir Martin Evans, Professor of Mammalian Genetics at the School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, has won the 2007 Nobel Prize for Medicine.

The Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institute, Sweden, announced this morning that Professor Sir Martin was one of three winners for a series of ground-breaking discoveries concerning embryonic stem cells and DNA recombination in mammals.

Professor Sir Martin was the first scientist to identify embryonic stem cells, which can be adapted for a wide variety of medical purposes. His discoveries are now being applied in virtually all areas of biomedicine from basic research to the development of new therapies. The work has already proved of great benefit in the study of cystic fibrosis.

He has been congratulated by the British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, who said: This is a proud day for Sir Martin, for Cardiff University and for the country.

The Nobel Assembly said of Professor Sir Martins work: Its impact on the understanding of gene function and its benefits to mankind will continue to increase over many years to come.

Professor Sir Martin shares the 755,000 prize with Professor Mario Capecchi of the University of Utah and Professor Oliver Smithies of the University of North Carolina.

He said: Im very pleased that British science is being honoured in this way. It is a pleasure and it is the highest honour in science. It is a boyhood dream come true.

In a congratulatory message, Gordon Brown said: I want to congratulate Professor Sir Martin Evans on this marvellous achievement. This is a proud day for Sir Martin, for Cardiff University and for the country.

Last week, Lord Sainsbury, the Chancellor and I launched a new strategy to make Britain a world leader in science and technology. It is my hope that our budding young scientists will follow the lead of Sir Martin Evans and that the UK can produce many more Nobel Prize winners in the y
'/>"/>

Contact: Stephen Rouse
RouseS@cardiff.ac.uk
029-208-75596
Cardiff University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Great White shark evolution debate involves WSU Lake Campus geology professor
2. K-State professors discover enzyme responsible for creation of a beetles hard shell
3. Pitt professors theory of evolution gets boost from cell research
4. DNA conclusive yet still controversial, Carnegie Mellon professor says
5. Professors to develop hand-held pathogen testing device
6. LSU professor discovers new species
7. Outsmarting the smartie bug
8. Papers of DNA Pioneer and Nobel Laureate Francis Crick Added to National Library of Medicine’s Profiles in Science Web Site
9. Nobelist discovers antidepressant protein in mouse brain
10. Comments, experts and background on the 2006 Nobel Prize in chemistry
11. Nobel Laureate finds elegant explanation for DNA transcribing enzymes high fidelity
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/22/2014)... 20, 2014  Leading identity analyst firm Acuity Market ... the world,s population will have a chip-based National eID ... . Asia , with its ... for more than 60% of all National eID cards ... -- "The Global National eID Industry Report: ...
(Date:10/18/2014)... patients referred for evaluation of suspected genetic conditions, ... 25 percent, including detection of a number of ... disease, according to a study appearing in ... coincide with the American Society of Human Genetics ... or coding regions of thousands of genes simultaneously ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... Copenhagen have shown for the first time how bacteria ... patients, giving them the opportunity to get tremendous insights ... The study also discovered the bacterial growth in chronic ... or slowed down by the immune cells. The researchers ... helped "suffocate" the bacteria, forcing the bacteria to switch ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Half the World's Population Will Have Chip-Based National Electronic Identity (eID) Cards by 2018 2Whole-exome sequencing shows potential as diagnostic tool 2Scientists opens black box on bacterial growth in cystic fibrosis lung infection 2
... the mechanisms that underlie a pathological increase in the size ... the October 24th issue of the journal Molecular Cell ... managing this extremely common cardiac ailment that often leads to ... heart attacks can lead to a abnormal thickening of the ...
... four times more prevalent in the atmosphere than previously ... Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. ... geochemistry professor Ray Weiss made the first atmospheric measurements ... more effective at warming the atmosphere than an equal ...
... antioxidant in green tea may prevent or delay the ... researchers say. Researchers were testing EGCG, green tea,s ... diabetes and primary Sjogren,s syndrome, which damages moisture-producing glands, ... focused on Sjogren,s syndrome, so learning that EGCG also ...
Cached Biology News:Research uncovers new steps on pathway to enlarged heart 2Potent greenhouse gas more prevalent in atmosphere than previously assumed 2Potent greenhouse gas more prevalent in atmosphere than previously assumed 3Green tea may delay onset of type 1 diabetes 2Green tea may delay onset of type 1 diabetes 3
(Date:10/20/2014)... - BIOREM Inc. (TSXV: BRM) ("Biorem" or "the Company") today announced ... $5.8 million and provides a good start to Q4.  The orders ... and one in the Middle East ... levels," said Peter Bruijns , President & CEO. "Total bidding ... than they have been for any complete year since the company ...
(Date:10/20/2014)...  GenVec, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNVC ) today announced ... its board of directors effective on October 24, 2014.   Dr. ... as its chairman from June 2006 to November 2013.  During ... Governance and Audit Committees of the board.  ... dedicated service to GenVec, and its stockholders," said Wayne ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... 20, 2014 OncLive® ... Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University has joined ... the Strategic Alliance Partnership program, the Sidney Kimmel ... to raise awareness of the Center’s cutting-edge research ... projects. Clinicians and other health care professionals from ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Local veterinary surgeon, Dr. Tim McCarthy ... of donor stem cells for dogs with osteoarthritis. Dr. ... has performed clinical stem cell therapy for 7 years. ... if a single injection of donor stem cells into ... pain and inflammation in the treated joints. , ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Zola P. Horovitz To Retire From GenVec Board 2Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University Partners With OncLive 2Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University Partners With OncLive 3Cascade Veterinary Referral Center Seeks Candidates for an Investigational Study of Stem Cells for Dogs with Arthritis 2
... be sitting in piles of cash right now. But ... isnt, hell take the latest version of WorkWises manufacturing ... is a provider of enterprise-wide solutions that help manufacturers ... assets. The company recently announced that more than 100 ...
... Both might be counter-intuitive for Wisconsin technology professionals and ... the success of high-tech industry in Wisconsin, according to ... of San Jose-based Cisco Systems , described his ... successful technology clusters at the Wisconsin Economic Summit ...
... Wisconsins secretary of the Department of Commerce, shares ... development in Wisconsin. , ,This feature is part is ... are appearing on the Wisconsin Technology Network (WTN). Titled, ... discussion and debate that will help to illustrate some ...
Cached Biology Technology:WorkWise Helps Manufacturers Squeeze Bottom Line 2Ciscos John Morgridge Speaks on How Wisconsin can Develop Successful Technology Clusters 2Ciscos John Morgridge Speaks on How Wisconsin can Develop Successful Technology Clusters 3Grow Wisconsin resources for technology development 2Grow Wisconsin resources for technology development 3
... Tracker Intracellular Localization Kit provides a straight ... siRNA, of your design, in an efficient ... experiments. Subcellular localization and functional inhibition of ... introduction of the labeled siRNA into mammalian ...
... The Label IT siRNA Tracker Intracellular Localization ... directly label and deliver siRNA, of your ... for in vitro tracking experiments. Subcellular localization ... can be monitored following introduction of the ...
... is a new product number, ... product number. If showing no ... the old Sigma-Aldrich number (Z71,344-9) ... assistance. ID clarifier: box holds ...
... extracellular matrix (ECM) is an important step ... invasion by adhering to and spreading along ... such as MMP collagenases, dissolve tiny holes ... the blood vessels to allow cancer cells ...
Biology Products: