Prince of Asturias Prize for Science advances in immunology
The jury of the Prince of Asturias Prize unanimously decided to award the prize in his field of Scientific and Technical British biologist Gregory Winter and American pathologist Richard Lerner for his contributions to the field of immunology and obtaining valuable antibodies therapeutic.
And according to explained, investigations have allowed the winners to the treatment of degenerative diseases and tumors by using specially designed antibodies, which open new avenues for personalized medicine, noting further that “in many cases, the use of antibodies has alleviated the suffering of the patient and has stopped the progress of the disease. “
On hearing the jury’s decision, Richard Lerner has stated:
“I am honored to accept this prestigious award with Sir Greg. It is a great recognition for the field of immunochemistry and antibody combinatorial libraries and all that have contributed to human health. “
Meanwhile, Gregory Winter is manifested in the following manner:
“I am honored to have been chosen for this award from the group of scientists who, like Caesar, helped make the antibodies commonly used drugs.”
Both researchers will receive their awards in the coming months, in a ceremony presided by the Prince of Asturias. In addition to honoring the prize is worth fifty thousand Euros, a commissioned sculpture donated by Joan Miro a diploma and a badge Competition.Gregory Winter, immunology, Prince of Asturias Award, research, Richard Lerner, Science, Spain