HFSP alumnus wins a Nobel Prize in Chemistry

HFSP wishes to congratulate former Research Grant awardee Aziz Sancar who was awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry together with Tomas Lindahl and Paul Modrich.

In 1992, Aziz Sancar (Chapel Hill, USA) was coinvestigator on an HFSP funded Research Grant together with Robert P. Fuchs (Marseille, France) and Mutsuo Sekiguchi (Fukuoka, Japan). The title of their grant was “Recognition and repair of DNA Lesions” and may have helped to shed light on the nucleotide excision repair for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

For HFSP this represents Nobel Prize No. 26 in 26 years.

For more information on their seminal work please find the full press release at http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/chemistry/laureates/2015/press.html