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J. Fraser Stoddart

Winning the Nobel Prize in chemistry generates a flood of phone calls, emails and invitations, which really was not a surprise to Sir. Fraser Stoddart, PhD, one of a trio of chemists who took the 2016 honors. What Stoddart did find most surprising and gratifying was among all the well-wishes…

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Nobel Interview: Jean-Pierre Sauvage

As a child, Jean-Pierre Sauvage, PhD, moved often, due to his father’s career in the French army. Postings included North Africa and the U.S. Midwest. But despite the disruptions to his personal relationships and schooling, his interests in mathematics and science remained constant. That interest in science narrowed to a…

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Yoshinori Ohsumi: Recognizing autophagy

The 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine highlights a process that is integral to aging, cancer, and infectious disease, but has not been well known outside of cell biology. On 7 December 2016, Professor Yoshinori Ohsumi from the Tokyo Institute of Technology received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or…

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Patient empowerment through digitalization

He has been sundhed.dk’s anchorman from the very beginning, 14 years ago. Morten Elbæk Petersen, CEO of the Danish eHealth portal, talks about the success story behind Europe’s largest patient portal, patient empowerment and his passion for preventive healthcare and democracy. The initiative to establish the eHealth portal, sundhed.dk, was taken by the…

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Interview: Per Spindler at Biopeople

Biopeople is a gold-label Danish life science cluster. Director Per Spindler tells the secrets of its success. Per Spindler’s career spans veterinarian to startup vice president. He has degrees in toxicology and business, and expertise in drug development and regulation. He uses all this experience in his current job. Spindler…

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Paul Modrich: Small steps, revolutionary science

For Nobel Prize Winner Paul Modrich science is about using inner creativity and seeing an idea transform step by step into new exciting discoveries. A curiosity and love for problem-solving research that has given us groundbreaking knowledge about human DNA. The camera flashes were the only thing that was heard…

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YouyouTu: The challenge of her life

In 1969 Professor Youyou Tu was recruited to a secret medical research project, it would change hers and millions of other people’s lives forever. Professor Youyou Tu from China shared last year’s Nobel Prize (1/2) in Physiology or Medicine for her discoveries concerning a novel therapy against Malaria. Now 85…

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Satoshi Ōmura: The power of art & science

Japanese Professor Satoshi Ōmura is widely recognized for his discovery, development, biosynthesis and manipulation of useful chemicals derived from naturally-occurring microorganisms. It is also for this valuable work – described by him as “a splendid gift from earth” – that he was awarded a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine…