Lectures and seminars Lecture by this year’s Sjöberg Laureate Prof. Kevan M. Shokat during the Karolinska CCC Days
Welcome to a lecture by this year's Sjöberg Laureate chemist Kevan M. Shokat from the USA. Ten years ago, he became the first person to succeed in blocking one of the mutated proteins that cause most cancer cases. This is a huge scientific breakthrough that is bringing hope to people who are critically ill with lung cancer.
This year's Sjöberg lecture is given in connection with the Karolinska Comprehensive Cancer Center days (Karolinska CCC days).
Dr. Kevan M. Shokat is a Professor at the Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, University of California, San Fransisco, Professor of Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkley, and Investigator of Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He was awarded the Sjöbeg Prize 2023 ”for discoveries that enable the inhibition of mutated K-Ras in cancer treatment”.
The Sjöberg Prize is awarded as a partnership between the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the Sjöberg Foundation, with the Sjöberg Foundation financing the prize. The prize was established using a donation from businessman Bengt Sjöberg, who died from cancer in 2017.