Friday, 16 May 2014

Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology

Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awards Nobel Prizes once every year. The Academy instituted the award as per the will of Alfred Nobel in 1895. The award ceremony took off in 1901. Through a rigorous selection process, the Nobel Committee of five selects the person eligible for the award. They may select a maximum of three persons for the award but the subject should not be more than two.

This year’s Nobel Prize in Medicine went to Randy W. Schekman, Thomas C. Sudhof and James E. Rothman for their work concerning the transport of vesicles – a major system in our cells.

The list of luminous scientists who were recipients of this award includes Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, Marie Curie, Max Planck and Werner Heisenberg.