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Ludwig Oxford’s Professor Sir Peter Ratcliffe receives the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine at an awards ceremony in Stockholm.

A photo from the Nobel Prize talks 2019 showing the three nominees for Medicine or Physiology on the stage.

The 2019 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine was awarded to Sir Peter, William Kaelin (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute) and Gregg Semenza (John Hopkins University) in a ceremony at the Konserthuset Stockholm, Sweden, on 10th December. This year’s award is for the discovery of how cells sense and adapt to varying oxygen levels, a cellular process with underlying implications in multiple diseases including cancer. You can watch the public lectures given by each of the Nobel Laureates here.

 

A photo from the Nobel Prize reception 2019. From L-R: Professor Maria Masucci, Nobel Assembly member; Sir Peter Ratcliffe; Professor Xin Lu, Ludwig Oxford Branch Director; Professor Thomas Perlmann, Secretary-General of the Nobel Assembly and the Nobel Committee. A photo from the Nobel Prize reception 2019. <br /> From L-R: Professor Maria Masucci, Nobel Assembly member; Sir Peter Ratcliffe; Professor Xin Lu, Ludwig Oxford Branch Director; Professor Thomas Perlmann, Secretary-General of the Nobel Assembly and the Nobel Committee.

 

Sir Peter is a full member of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Oxford Branch, Director of the Target Discovery Institute in Oxford and Clinical Research Director at the Francis Crick Institute in London. You can read more about Peter Ratcliffe's career and research in the Ludwig Research Highlights report here.