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October 05, 2015

Meet the Winners of Nobel Prize in Physiology / Medicine 2015

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Friends, the Nobel Season for the year 2015 started today (5th October) with the announcement of the Winners for Physiology / Medicine for the 106th time. Three scientists from Japan, China and Ireland whose discoveries led to the development of potent new drugs against parasitic diseases including malaria and elephantiasis won the Nobel Prize for Medicine for the year 2015.

This year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015 was divided, one half to Youyou Tu (Left)  "for her discoveries concerning a novel therapy against Malaria" and the other half jointly to William C. Campbell (Right) and Satoshi ┼îmura (Middle) "for their discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites" and the other half .

Quick Facts about Nobel Physiology / Medicine 2015 Awardees

  • Youyou Tu

    • From : China
    • Currently working at :  China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China
    • Prize Share : 1/2
    • She won this award for : her discoveries concerning a novel therapy against Malaria
  • Satoshi ┼îmura

    • From : Japan
    • Current working at : Kitasato University, Tokyo, Japan
    • Prize Share : 1/4
    • He won this award for : His discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites
  • William C. Campbell

    • From : Ireland
    • Currently working at : Drew University, Madison, NJ, USA
    • Prize Share : 1/4
    • He won this award for : His discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites
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