Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2012 for Americans Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka
October 10, 2012
Americans Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka were awarded with the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on protein receptors fundamental to humans, as their studies will produce new drugs.
Scientists Robert Lefkowitz, Medical Institute at Duke University (North Carolina), and Brian Kobilka, Stanford University (California), worked on the receptors of the G protein, essential for man to adapt to their environment, and their findings will enable the production of new drugs.
According to the Nobel Committee of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences-’Lefkowitz and Kobilka have made groundbreaking discoveries that reveal the inner workings of an important family of receptors: G protein-coupled receptors’.
The winners of this award are benefited with eight million kronor, about 930,000 euros.