Kim Nasmyth

Professor Kim Nasmyth awarded the 2018 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences#

The 2018 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences was awarded to Professor Kim Nasmyth, a member of the Cell and Developmental Biology section of Academia Europaea for "elucidating the sophisticated mechanism that mediates the perilous separation of duplicated chromosomes during cell division and thereby prevents genetic diseases such as cancer".

Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences#

In the fifty years between the discovery of the double helix and the decoding of the human genome, we have undergone a revolution in our understanding of life. Since then the rate of discoveries has accelerated, and this rapid progress looks set to continue. Armed with new knowledge and new technologies, fields like genetics, molecular biology, oncology and neurology are now making real strides. Not just in describing how cells and organs function but in fighting some of the most deadly diseases.

The Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences honors transformative advances toward understanding living systems and extending human life.

The prize was founded in 2013. It is sponsored by Sergey Brin, Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg, Pony Ma, Yuri and Julia Milner, and Anne Wojcicki.

Academia Europaea congratulates Prof. Nasmyth to this distinction! #

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