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Winners over the past decade

November 2018 Cover Story

Winners over the past decade

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded 109 times to 216 Nobel Laureates between 1901 and 2018. Here’s a list for the last 10 years.

2017

Jeffrey C Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W Young

For discovering molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm

2016

William C Campbell and Satoshi Ōmura

For discovering a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites and Youyou Tu For discovering a novel therapy against malaria

2014

John O’Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard I Moser

For discovering cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain

2013

James E Rothman, Randy W Schekman and Thomas C Südhof

For discovering machinery regulating vesicle traffic, a major transport system in our cells

2012

Sir John B Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka

For discovering that mature cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent

2011

Bruce A Beutler and Jules A Hoffmann

For discovering the activation of innate immunity and Ralph M Steinman For discovering the dendritic cell and its role in adaptive immunity

2010

Robert G Edwards

For discovering the development of in vitro fertilization

2009

Elizabeth H Blackburn, Carol W Greider, and Jack W Szostak

For discovering how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase

2008

Harald Zur Hausen

For discovering that human papillomaviruses cause cervical cancer and Françoise Barré-Sinoussi and Luc Montagnier For discovering human immunodeficiency

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