YEREVAN (Armradio) — Five Nobel Prize winners will lecture at the Yerevan State Medical University from April 11 to 15.
“The “Nobel Days in Yerevan” initiative will provide an opportunity to communicate with Nobel Prize winners, to learn how they present scientific issues. The lectures are meant not only for students, but also the faculty,” Rector of the Medical University Mikael Narimanyan told reporters today.
“The event is unprecedented not only for Armenia, but also on the global level. We’ll try to make this an annual event,” said Konstantin Yenkoryan, head of the coordinating group of the initiative. He said the event aims to draw attention to the fact of Armenia being a country with a huge scientific potential.
The Nobel laureates visiting Armenia are:
-Aaron Ciechanover, Israel. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2004 was awarded jointly to Aaron Ciechanover, Avram Hershko and Irwin Rose”for the discovery of ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation.”
-Ada E. Yonath, Israel: The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2009 was awarded jointly to Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Thomas A. Steitz and Ada E. Yonath “for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome.”
-Dan Shechtman, Israel: The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2011 was awarded to Dan Shechtman”for the discovery of quasicrystals.”
-John Robin Warren, Australia: The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2005 was awarded jointly to Barry J. Marshall and J. Robin Warren “for their discovery of the bacterium Helicobacter pylori and its role in gastritis and peptic ulcer disease.”
-Ei-ichi Negishi, Japan: The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2010 was awarded jointly to Richard F. Heck, Ei-ichi Negishi and Akira Suzuki”for palladium-catalyzed cross couplings in organic synthesis.”