President of The Physiological Society congratulates 2022 Nobel Prize winner

President of The Physiological Society congratulates 2022 Nobel Prize winner:

The Physiological Society congratulates Professor Svante Pääbo ForMemRS, who has been awarded the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

It was announced today (Monday 3 October) that Pääbo has been awarded the Nobel Prize for his discoveries concerning the genomes of extinct hominins and human evolution.

Responding to the Nobel Prize announcement, President of The Physiological Society, Professor David Paterson, said:

“On behalf of The Physiological Society I am delighted to congratulate Svante Pääbo for being awarded the Nobel Prize. His pioneering research shines a light on the physiology that makes humans unique from their ancestors.

This is an important science discovery in evolutionary biology. Ascribing physiological function to highly conserved mitochondrial genes has been important in our understanding in high altitude acclimatisation as populations move and adapt to new environments, and how genetic variants affect us on a day-to-day basis in health and disease.”

More information – https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/medicine/2022/press-release/

You can see last years winners here

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