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F1000 celebrates our Nobel laureates

Posted by stevepog on 6 October, 2009

UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, left, and Elizabeth Blackburn. Photo by Susan Merrell

Photo by Susan Merrell

Elizabeth Blackburn – a member of the International Advisory Board for F1000 Biology – was awarded the Nobel Prize in the Physiology or Medicine category this week, joining a prestigious group of F1000 Nobel winners and nominees.

Professor Blackburn and colleagues received the honour in the Physiology or Medicine category this week for their work on the discovery of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase. The three winners – Blackburn, Carol Greider and Jack Szostak – have also had academic papers evaluated by F1000 Faculty Members.

Advisory board member Mike Bishop was awarded the prizeĀ  in 1989 for his team’s discovery of the cellular origin of retroviral oncogenes.

Other F1000 members to have received the prestigious award include Section Head for Chemical Biology, Roger Tsien (1998); Section Head for Chemistry, Tim Hunt (2001) and Faculty Member for Neuroscience, Erwin Neher (1991).

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