Lectures and seminars The Nobel Lectures in Physiology or Medicine 2021
Welcome to listen to the 2021 year's laureates of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine talk about their research areas. This year's Nobel Lectures are prerecorded and will be broadcast on nobelprize.org. You can watch the broadcast in Aula Medica. The lecture hall is open from 1 p.m., and seats must be taken by 1.40 p.m.
Watch the Nobel Prize lectures online here:
Nobel Prize lecture: From peppers to peppermints: insights into thermosensation and pain
Nobel Prize lecture: How do you feel? The molecules that sense touch
From peppers to peppermints: insights into thermosensation and pain
David Julius utilized capsaicin, a pungent compound from chili peppers that induces a burning sensation, to identify a sensor in the nerve endings of the skin that responds to heat.
David Julius was born in 1955 in New York, USA. He received a Ph.D. in 1984 from the University of California, Berkeley and was a postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University in New York. In 1989, he was recruited to the University of California, San Francisco, where he is currently a professor.
How do you feel? The molecules that sense touch
Ardem Patapoutian used pressure-sensitive cells to discover a novel class of sensors that respond to mechanical stimuli in the skin and internal organs.
Ardem Patapoutian was born in 1967 in Beirut, Lebanon. In his youth, he moved from a war-torn Beirut to Los Angeles, USA and received a Ph.D. in 1996 from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Francisco. Since 2000, he is a scientist at Scripps Research, La Jolla, California where he is currently a professor. He is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator since 2014.