Honorary doctor at Aarhus University receives Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Sir Gregory Winter has been awarded a quarter of this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on antibodies. He has been working with AU researchers for many years, and in 2015 he was appointed an honorary doctor at Aarhus University, Science and Technology.

2018.10.09 | Christina Troelsen

Sir Gregory Winter and Dean Niels Christian Nielsen, Science and Technology. Photo: Lars Kruse, AU Photo.

At the AU annual celebration in 2015, Sir Gregory Winter was appointed an honorary doctor at Aarhus University following a nomination from Science and Technology. He was presented with the doctorate by Dean Niels Christian Nielsen, Science and Technology. Photo: Lars Kruse, AU Photo.

Together with George P. Smith, Sir Gregory Winter has received one half of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for research on phage; a type of antibacterial particle. The other half of the prize went to Frances H. Arnold for her research into enzymes.

Sir Gregory Winter's research into human antibodies has laid the foundations for many modern-day medical treatments, and he has set up several successful biotech companies. He has visited Aarhus University many times and taken part in research collaboration with AU researchers.

With this backdrop, Sir Gregory Winter was appointed an honorary doctor at Aarhus University at the annual celebration in 2015, following a nomination from Science and Technology. He was nominated by the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, where researchers for have been working with him for many years. 

 

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