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The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2009

For the discovery of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase
Name - Elizabeth H. Blackburn
Date of birth - November 26, 1948
Institutions - University of California San Francisco, CA, USA
Country - USA

Description - Elizabeth Helen Blackburn, AC, FRS is an Australian-born American biological researcher at the University of California, San Francisco, who studies the telomere, a structure at the end of chromosomes that protects the chromosome.


Name - Carol Greider
Date of birth - April 15, 1961
Institutions-Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA.
Country - USA

Description - Carolyn Widney "Carol" Greider is a molecular biologist at the Johns Hopkins University. She co-discovered the enzyme telomerase in 1984, when she was a graduate student of Elizabeth Blackburn at the University of California, Berkeley.


Name - Jack W. Szostak
Date of birth - November 9, 1952
Institutions-Harvard Medical School; Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA; Howard Hughes Medical Institute USA.
Country - USA

Description - Jack William Szostak is a Polish British biologist and Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and Alexander Rich Distinguished Investigator at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.