Policy & Global Development

Nobel Prize Inspiration Initiative: Interview and Q&A with William Kaelin

Reflections on Life in Science

William Kaelin 2019 Nobel Prize
Photo: Nobel Media
15.00 - 16.00 h
William Kaelin (2019 Nobel Prize)

What would you ask a Nobel Laureate? Next 15 October, students and scientists will have the chance to listen and talk with William Kaelin on the topic of “Reflections on life in science”.

The Nobel Laureate will share personal insights into his life as a scientist and his unlikely journey towards the Nobel Prize on this digital event. He will also speak more generally about the challenges and opportunities of working in science, offering his thoughts and advice for scientists at all stages of their careers. All those who follow this free-flowing conversation are invited to submit questions.

Join us to gain an insight into William Kaelin’s life as a scientist and his journey towards the Nobel Prize.

Register here: https://bit.ly/NPII-Spain

William Kaelin recognized for work on how cells adapt to oxygen availability

William G. Kaelin Jr received the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability. The importance of oxygen has been understood for centuries, but how cells adapt to changes in oxygen levels of remained a mystery. This changed in the 1990s when William Kaelin, Peter Ratcliffe, and Gregg Semenza identified a molecular machinery that regulates the activity of genes in response to varying levels of oxygen. The discoveries may lead to new treatments of anaemia, cancer and many other diseases.

The Nobel Prize Inspiration Initiative

This online event is part of the Nobel Prize Inspiration Initiative (NPII), a global programme designed to help Nobel Laureates share their inspirational stories and insights. There have been 31 NPIIs on four continents delivered in partnership with AstraZeneca, a relationship which began in 2010, and two NPIIs delivered in partnership with 3M.

This event is held in association with ISGlobal.