Laureates 2011

Future - Ageing-Facing the Challenge

Cynthia Kenyon

Cynthia Kenyon

Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco Director, UCSF Hillblom Center for the Biology of Ageing, American Cancer Society Research Professor

Cynthia Kenyon is recognized as a pioneer most responsible for first showing that the ageing of the C. elegans worm is under genetic control, for identifying key genes involved in the regulation of ageing, and for demonstrating the mechanisms by which

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Gary Ruvkun

Gary Ruvkun

Professor of Genetics, Department of Molecular Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University

Gary Ruvkun has made a major contribution to the future of human health with the discovery of conserved hormonal signaling pathways with universal influence on animal aging. He is a key figure in defining the genetic basis for human health during aging with his discovery of a core set of hormonal signals and signaling pathways that

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