APRIL 2017
Medicine Laureate Paul Nurse.
Paul Nurse.

What Does It Take to Succeed in Science?
Nobel Laureates share their thoughts
What does it take to succeed in science? Is it years and years of hard work, day and night - neglecting your private life, friends and family? Or can breaks for hobbies or other interests pay off in the long run?  Here, Nobel Laureates give advice on both work hours and breaks, and share their insights into how to maintain a good work-life balance.

Let's start with Paul Nurse, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2001 for fundamental discoveries of key regulators of the cell cycle. His advice is: "It's when you take off the pressure that you can imagine new things."
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Bruce Beutler.
Bruce Beutler.
"Science is a competitive business"
"You can't take it easy", says Bruce Beutler, immunologist and 2011 Medicine Laureate, who compares a scientist to an athlete in any field of sport. But even if the times are tough - you will get rewarded.
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"It's a choice of life"
"In my lab, you shouldn?t use the word vacation". 2008 Medicine Laureate Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, one of the discoverers of human immunodeficiency virus, HIV, reflects on how hard she worked when she was young.
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Françoise Barré-Sinoussi
Françoise Barré-Sinoussi.

Barry Marshall.
Barry Marshall.
"You have to have balance in your life"
Barry Marshall was one of the researchers who discovered that gastric ulcers were caused by bacterial infections. He was awarded the Medicine Prize in 2005. Here, he gives his tips on balancing professional and personal life.
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"Be careful with your time!"
Medicine Laureate Oliver Smithies was active in his research on gene modification long after receiving the Nobel Prize in 2007. Here, he shares the secret to arranging your life so that it works well.
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Oliver Smithies
Oliver Smithies.

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A rare, unshared prize
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