Prize announcement

Announcement of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine by Professor Thomas Perlmann, Secretary-General for the Nobel Assembly and the Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine, on 4 October 2021.

Interview about the awarded work

“This discovery has profoundly changed our view of how we sense the world around us”

Immediately following the announcement of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, Professor Abdel El Manira, member of the the Nobel Assembly, spoke to reporter Lotta Fredholm about this year’s awarded discovery.

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