Swedish scientist Svante Paabo (left) was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine today. He is the "illegitimate" son of the late Swedish biochemist Sune Bergstrom (right), who was also born during his lifetime. Won the Nobel Prize in Medicine.
(European News Agency, Nobel official website, synthesized by this newspaper)
[Central News Agency] Swedish scientist Svante Paabo was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine today, the "illegitimate" son of the late Swedish biochemist Sune Bergstrom, who also Won the Nobel Prize in Medicine.
Thomas Perlmann, secretary of the Nobel Prize Committee for Medicine, who called to inform Pabo that he won the prize, said Pabo was "overwhelmed, speechless and very happy" when he learned of the award.
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"Pabo asked if he could share the news, could tell his wife, and I said no problem," Pullman said. "He couldn't be more excited about winning the award."
Pabo, 67, is one of a handful of individual Nobel laureates in science.
Major scientific discoveries are usually awarded to two or three people to reflect teamwork.
The last single recipient of the Medicine Prize was Yoshinori Ohsumi of Japan in 2016.
Pabo's father, Bergstrom, was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1982 with Swedish scientist Bengt Ingemar Samuelsson and British pharmacologist and biologist John R. Vane for his research on prostaglandins. Medicine Prize.
In his 2014 memoir, "Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes," Pabo revealed that he was the result of a secret extramarital affair.
He later told The Guardian that he and his mother, Estonian chemist Karin Schneider, were not known to Bergstrom's "official" family until his death in 2005.
The presence of Karin Paabo.
Pabo also wrote in his memoirs that he "always thought he was gay" until he met his wife, primatologist Linda S.
Linda Vigilant, both of whom are currently working at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany.
The late Swedish biochemist Sune Bergstrom.
(Extracted from Nobel's official website)
Swedish scientist Svante Paabo was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine today.
(European News Agency)