2015: Bert Vogelstein, M.D.

2014: Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D., and Emmanuelle Charpentier, Ph.D.

2013: David Julius, Ph.D.

2012: Victor Ambros, Ph.D. and Gary Ruvkun, Ph.D.

2011: Napoleone Ferrara, M.D.

2010: Erik De Clercq, M.D., Ph.D. and Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.

2009: Axel Ullrich, Ph.D.

2008: Marc Feldmann and Sir Ravinder Maini

2006: Craig C. Mello, Ph.D.


Bert Vogelstein, M.D.
Clayton Professor of Oncology and Pathology, Johns Hopkins University, Director, Ludwig Center for Cancer Genetics & Therapeutics, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Bert Vogelstein, M.D.
Bert Vogelstein

For his breakthroughs in oncology research, which have spanned more than two decades and have formed the basis of modern cancer research.


Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and Li Ka Shing Chancellor's Chair in Biomedical and Health Sciences, Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology, University of California, Berkeley

Emmanuelle Charpentier, Ph.D.
Hannover Medical School and Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI), Germany and The Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS), Umeå University, Sweden

Jennifer Doudna
Emmanuelle Charpentier
Emmanuelle Charpentier

For their co-discovery of a new method for precisely manipulating genetic information in ways that should produce new insights in health and disease, and may lead to the discovery of new targets for drug development.


David Julius, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Physiology, University of California San Francisco

David Julius
David Julius

For his discovery of the molecular mechanism that controls thermosensation (sensory perception of temperature) and elucidation of the role this mechanism plays in the sensation of acute and inflammatory pain.


Victor Ambros, Ph.D.
Professor of Molecular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Gary Ruvkun, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School Professor of Genetics at Massachusetts General Hospital

Erik De Clercq
Anthony S. Fauci
Victor Ambros
Gary Ruvkun

For their co-discovery of microRNAs (miRNAs) as central regulators of gene expression and development.


Napoleone Ferrara, M.D.
Genentech Fellow, San Francisco, California, USA

Napoleone Ferrara
Napoleone Ferrara

For his research on angiogenesis, the process of new blood vessel formation that plays a key role in cancer proliferation and a number of other diseases.


Erik De Clercq, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, Rega Institute for Medical Research, Leuven, Belgium

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.
Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

Erik De Clercq
Anthony S. Fauci
Erik De Clercq
Anthony S. Fauci

For their pioneering work in understanding and combating viral diseases, particularly HIV/AIDS


Axel Ullrich, Ph.D.

Axel Ullrich
Axel Ullrich

Director of the Department of Molecular Biology, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany

For his pioneering work in applying molecular biology and molecular cloning to the discovery of protein therapeutics for the treatment of a wide range of diseases, including diabetes and cancer.


Professor Marc Feldmann FMedSci, FAA, FRS and Emeritus Professor Sir Ravinder Maini, FMedSci, FRCP, FRS

Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, Imperial College, London, U. K

Marc Feldmann
Sir Ravinder Maini
Marc Feldmann
Sir Ravinder Maini

For their role in the discovery of tumor necrosis factor-alpha as an effective therapeutic target for rheumatoid arthritis and other chronic inflammatory conditions.


Craig C. Mello, Ph. D.

Professor of Molecular Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical
School, Worchester, Massachusetts, U. S. A.

Craig C. Mello

For his role in the discovery of RNA interference and the elucidation of its biological functions.

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