Lectures and seminars The Nobel Lectures in Physiology or Medicine 2021

07-12-2021 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Add to iCal
Campus Solna Online and in Aula Medica, Nobels väg 6
The Nobel Lectures in Physiology or Medicine 2021
The Nobel Lectures in Physiology or Medicine 2021 will be broadcast live on nobelprize.org. Photo: N/A

Welcome to listen to this year's winners of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine talk about their research areas during the annual Nobel Lectures, which will be broadcast live on nobelprize.org. The lecture hall in Aula Medica is open from 1 p.m., and seats must be taken by 1.40 p.m. 

Please note that you need a COVID-19 certificate to participate on site in Aula Medica.

From peppers to peppermints: insights into thermosensation and pain

David Julius.
David Julius, Nobel Prize laureate in Physiology or Medicine 2021. Photo: Nobelprize.org

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
Ardem Patapoutian, Nobel Prize laureate in Physiology or Medicine 2021. Photo: Nobelprize.org

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.