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The Nobel Prize award ceremonies and banquets 2022

It is once again time to honor extraordinary scientific discoveries.

Welcome to our 15th Nobel Prize coverage! We have covered the announcements, written about the discoveries and interviewed the Nobel Laureates since 2008 – and this year is no exception!

Read about the 2022 Nordic Laureates, the Medicine and Chemistry discoveries, as well as highlights from the last 15 years!



Simplifying science with a click



The three Nobel Laureates in Chemistry 2022 have brought chemistry into the era of functionalism and created a new genre in chemical biology.

Read about the chemistry discoveries here!



Modern humans and the not-so-simple tree of life



This year’s Nobel discoveries in Medicine have provided us with answers about ourselves, for example our immune system and how to decipher genetic risks, but also about our origin and context.

Read about the Medicine discoveries here!



Two Nordic Laureates 2022


This year we have two Nordic Laureates within the field of life sciences, Swedish Svante Pääbo and Danish Morten Meldal. You may read about them and their discoveries in our latest issue of the magazine – out now! Our below, if you are a subscriber.



Who we are as a species is something that is both a philosophical and scientific question. The history of modern humans has continuously been shown to be much more complex than previously imagined, and thanks to the work of Svante Pääbo, we have answers to questions that may have remained unanswered.

Read about Svante Pääbo here!



The philosophical aspect of chemistry led Morten Meldal to the field and he loves, and cannot help thinking about, the next solution and the intriguing questions about our being and about the universe.

Read Leigh Bennett’s interview with Morten Meldal here!



The Nobel Prize – Editor’s Pick



Our Nobel issues have included exclusive interviews with the Laureates, in-depth articles about the discoveries and their applications within life sciences, as well as Nordic progress in the different Nobel-awarded areas.

Throughout the years, we have had the opportunity to meet and interview many Nobel Laureates in Chemistry and Medicine, and these are some of my favorites!



Nordic Nobel Laureates


May-Britt Moser


Throughout the years, Nordic Life Science has interviewed many Nobel Laureates, and among them a few Nordic ones.

Read the article about our Nordic Nobel Laureates here!



David MacMillan, Nobel Laureate 2021: “Organic stuff just makes sense”



Sometimes a simple event can have far-reaching consequences, as in the case of Princeton University professor Dr. David MacMillan, when a leaky roof led to an award-filled career in chemistry.

Read the interview with David McMillan here!



Benjamin List, Nobel Laureate 2021: “Follow your enthusiasm”



One of the best things with being a scientist, according to Nobel Laureate Benjamin List, is that you discover things that nobody else has seen before – and, following his own advice, he is now happy trying to tackle “holy grails” in catalysis.

Read the interview with Benjamin List here!



David Julius, Nobel Laureate 2021: “We need to restore the faith in science”


David Julius


One of Nobel Laureate David Julius’ greatest joys is when people in his lab show him exciting data and make their own discoveries, and as a scientist and educator his goal is to bring society back to fact-based thinking.

Read the interview with David Julius here!

Featured image: Conscience” by Les Ateliers BK at Stadshuset (City Hall). Nobel Week Lights Stockholm is a light festival that takes place during the Nobel Week in December and is free for everyone. Directly inspired by Nobel Prize-winning discoveries, works of art illuminate Stockholm’s darkness. These artworks and installations invite visitors to explore the city and the urban environment with new eyes, while learning more about Nobel laureates and their contributions. Photographer: Benoît Derrier.