Nobel Prize winners share research results in Shanghai

Two Nobel Prize winners released their cutting-edge discoveries concerning cancer-fighting medicines on Friday in Shanghai.

Two Nobel Prize winners released their cutting-edge discoveries concerning cancer-fighting medicines on Friday in Shanghai as part of a series of warm-up activities held ahead of the first Global Nobel Prize Scientists Forum in November.

It was announced in May that more than 30 scientists who won the top international awards like the Nobel Prize will take part in the forum held in November in the Lingang area of the Pudong New Area. And it will be held annually in Lingang.

The forum, organized by the Global Nobel Prize Scientist Association, will be a platform for the world’s leading scientists to release their latest research progress, discuss the technology trends, seek scientific cooperation and turn technology into productivity.

Ahead of the forum, a series of activities are planned to be held as warm-up. On a meeting held on Friday, Roger Kornberg, who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2006, and Barry Sharpless, who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry of 2001, released their latest research results.

Kornberg shed light on how cells use genetic information to make proteins. His inventions are being used to help develop better antibiotics for diseases.

Sharpless, who initiated the concept of click chemistry, is focusing on the study of “click chemistry” reactions which are believed to play an important role in the development of cancer-fighting medicines.

Now, Kornberg has a laboratory in Shanghai and a research group at Shanghai Tech University. He said Shanghai is a leading city for scientific development and is an ideal place to carry out his research.

According to the association, it plans to expand its members to 100 within the next three years and make the association one of the leading of its kind in the world.



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