Nobel Prize for Randy Schekman

Nobel Prize for Randy Schekman

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 11:46
eLife is delighted to congratulate its Editor-in-Chief Randy Schekman on being awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. He shares the prize with James Rothman and Thomas Südhof for their “discoveries of machinery regulating vesicle traffic, a major transport system in our cells”. A vesicle is a small structure surrounded by a membrane that moves molecules around in cells. Schekman who is at the University of California at Berkeley discovered a set of genes that were required for vesicle transport. James Rothman (Yale University) pinpointed the process by which vesicles deliver their cargo to the correct area of the cell. Thomas Südhof (Stanford University) revealed how these same vesicles are able to release their contents in a precise manner.   Watch the announcement at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_EPtQhtcmY&feature=share&t=28m44s Watch “Randy Schekman’s Nobel Morning” at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRADDqc_D3M&feature=youtu.be Read more about the prize and the three new Nobel laureates at: http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/2013/ Storify http://storify.com/elifesciences/randy-schekman-elife-editor-in-chief-shares-nobel   Media coverage BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-24427951 CNN: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/10/07/health/nobel-prize-medicine/ Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/oct/07/nobel-prize-medicine-cell-transport-vesicles HHMI News: http://www.hhmi.org/news/schekman-sudhof-awarded-2013-nobel-prize-physiology-or-medicine Independent: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/2013-nobel-prize-in-medicine-james-rothman-randy-schekman-and-thomas-sdhof-win-prestigious-award-8863851.html Nature: http://blogs.nature.com/news/2013/10/nobels-2013-physiology-or-medicine.html New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/08/health/3-win-joint-nobel-prize-in-medicine.html Science: http://news.sciencemag.org/people-events/2013/10/research-cellular-traffic-bags-nobel-awards

Comments

Comments are checked by a moderator (and/or an eLife editor) before they appear. Comments should be constructive, relevant to the article, conform to our terms and conditions, and include any pertinent competing interests.