The Nobel Prize in Medicine for the year 2022 has been awarded to Svante Pabo from Sweden.
He was awarded this prize for his work on human evolution
According to the Nobel Committee, Svante Paabu’s research on human evolution provided an opportunity to learn the most important details of our immune system and the reasons why it is unique from other organisms.
He laid the foundation for the development of new techniques that made it possible for researchers to compare the genomes of modern humans with those of ancient organisms.
The Nobel Committee said that Svante Pabo’s research work has revealed the most important details about our evolutionary history.
According to the committee, Svante Pabo and his research team surprisingly discovered gene flow from Neanderthals to Homo sapiens, which proves that the two had children during the same era. .
This transfer of genes during human evolution influenced the modern immune system.
Svante Pabo also succeeded in extracting DNA from a finger bone discovered in a cave in Siberia, which enabled him to identify a new species of primitive man, the Denisovans.
Svante Pabo, 67, works for the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology at the University of Munich in Germany.
Interestingly, before Svante Pabo, his father Sune Bergstrom also won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1982.
Keep in mind that the Nobel Prize for Physics will be announced on October 4, Chemistry on October 5, and Literature on October 6.
The Nobel Peace Prize will be announced on October 7, while the Nobel Prize for Economy will be awarded on October 10.
Earlier, the 2021 Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to American scientists David Julius and Ardem Petaputin.
These scientists discovered the skin cells with the help of which humans sense the temperature.