WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR 1433H - 2012G
KING FAISAL INTERNATIONAL PRIZE
Riyadh, Monday 22 Safar 1433H occurring 16 January 2012G, HRH Prince Khalid Alfaisal, Director of The King Faisal Foundation, tonight announced the winners of the King Faisal International Prize.
The King Faisal International Prize for Science (Topic: Biology) for the year 1433H - 2012G has been awarded to:
Professor of Cell Biology
California Institute of Technology
Professor Varshavsky has made ground-breaking discoveries into how the living cell works. He elucidated how cell functions are regulated by protein degradation. Proteins are essential parts of organisms and participate in virtually every process within the cell. Cells continuously produce and destroy proteins to ensure optimal function.
Varshavsky’s work led to the unraveling of the cellular mechanisms that determine how cellular proteins are being selected for destruction. He also discovered how proteins are marked for rapid degradation. These advances have created a new realm of biology and have been essential for progress in research on human cancer, neurodegeneration, immune responses and other fundamental biological processes. This may lead to clinically useful therapies.
Notes to Editors:
Over the past 34 years, a total of 47 scholars from 11 different countries have won the King Faisal International Prize for Science.
The topic for the 1433H / 2012G King Faisal International Prize for Science is
Link to the Topics Page for the King Faisal International Prize for the year 1434H / 2013G
This is the 34rd annual King Faisal International Prize announcement.
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