Prize announcement

Announcement of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Carol W. Greider and Jack W. Szostak, presented by Professor Göran K. Hansson, Secretary of the Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine, on 5 October 2009.


Interview

Following the announcement, Professor Rune Toftgård told senior editor Simon Frantz how the story behind the discovery of telomeres and telomerase involved several chapters, and how the key discoveries came from unlikely sources.

See a Video of the Interview

To cite this section
MLA style: Prize announcement. NobelPrize.org. Nobel Media AB 2018. Fri. 21 Sep 2018. <https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/medicine/2009/prize-announcement/>

Back to top Back To Top Takes users back to the top of the page

Explore prizes and laureates

Look for popular awards and laureates in different fields, and discover the history of the Nobel Prize.