Nobel Prize for Medicine has been awarded the American scientists James E. Rothman and Randy W. Schekman and German Thomas Südhof. The three received the prize for their research on transport systems in the body’s cells.
The awards were announced by the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm on Monday 7 October. The Swedish science reporter Karin Bojs notes NTB that Rothman and Schekman Südhof were recently awarded Laskerprisen, which also is rated very highly.
– The three now receive the Nobel Prize for their mapping of transport of molecules inside cells and from cells, explains the Swedish Professor Klas Karre.
In 2010, Rothman and Südhof were also winners of Norway’s Kavli Prize for their outstanding research in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience.
The Kavli Prize is a partnership between the Norwegian Ministry of Education, The Kavli Foundation, and the Norwegian Academy of Science and is awarded by His Majesty King Harald.