Three HFSP alumni receive the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Our cordial congratulations go to three HFSP alumni for receiving the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Today the Nobel Committee announced that the 2013 Nobel Prize was awarded to James Rothman, Randy Schekman and Thomas Südhof "for their discoveries of machinery regulating vesicle traffic, a major transport system in our cells".

The three Nobel Laureates have been supported several times by HFSP in previous years. We are very pleased that all three of them have taken such an active role as HFSP host supervisors in training the next generation of researchers in their laboratories. Below is a summary of their HFSP accolades as of today.

James Rothman was a multiple research grant recipient (1990, 1994 and 2005) and has hosted four HFSP Long-Term Fellows in his laboratory (1992, 1993, 1995 and 1998). Randy Schekman received a research grant twice (1991 and 1995) and has hosted seven HFSP Fellows (1994, 1996, 2000, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012). Randy Schekman was also a member of the HFSP Council of Scientists from 1994 to 1998. Thomas Südhof received a research grant in 1995 and has hosted seven HFSP Fellows in his laboratory (1992, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2006, 2008 and 2009).