Henri-Gery Hers

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 1988

The Medicine Prize Committee has unanimously decided that the 1988 Wolf Foundation Prize in Medicine be equally shared by Henri-Gery Hers and Elizabeth F. Neufeld.

 

Henri-Gery Hers
Catholic University of Louvain
Brussels, Belgium

 

“for the biochemical elucidation of lysosomal storage diseases and the resulting contributions to biology, pathology, prenatal diagnosis, and therapeutics.”

 

Twenty-five years ago, the whole field of genetic storage diseases (thesaurismoses) except for a few glycogen storage conditions (nonlysosomal) was a complete mystery.

 

The diseases were known mostly by the names of the clinicians who first described them: Hunter, Hurler, Tay-Sachs, Niemann-Pick, Gaucher, Pompe, Fabry, etc. Morphological studies had shown the presence of abundant abnormal deposits in the tissues of the patients, hence the term ‘storage disease’, and in some cases the chemical composition of the deposits had been identified, at least roughly. The underlying enzymic deficiencies were unknown, but were generally believed to affect some biosynthetic pathway.

 

Thanks to the work of Professors Hers and Neufeld and to the investigations they have sparked, more than 30 genetic storage diseases are now known to be deficiencies of lysosomal digestion and a common pathological pattern with unique features has been recognized. These discoveries have led to major advances in cell biology, including the identification of a number of new lysosomal enzymes, the recognition of the importance of lysosomal autophagy, and the elucidation of the remarkable mechanism whereby lysosomal enzymes are targeted to their destination. From the medical point of view it has now become possible, in this group of rare but diverse and tragically crippling diseases, against which no prevention or therapy was available, to provide genetic counselling through the detection of heterozygotes, to effect prenatal diagnosis in time for therapeutic abortion, and even to seriously consider and investigate the possibility of replacement therapy.

 

Professor Henri-Gery Hers discovered the first such disease and fathered the concept that allowed an extensive elucidation of one of the most mysterious chapters of pathology in a span of less than ten years. This important achievement is not an isolated chance event. It arose as an offshoot of a life-long commitment to the study of carbohydrate metabolism, which started in the early 1950s with the description of the ‘Hers pathway’ of fructose metabolism and ends, provisionally, with the discovery of a new intracellular messenger of major significance: fructose 2, 6-bisphosphate. In between are a long series of papers devoted to the control of glycogen metabolism in the liver, a number of contributions to genetic pathology (in addition to lysosomal storage diseases), and studies on purine metabolism.

 

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Emmanuelle Charpentier

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 2020

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

Jennifer Doudna

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 2020

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

Jeffrey M. Friedman

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 2019

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

James P. Allison

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 2017

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

Lewis Cantley

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 2016

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

C. Ronald Kahn

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 2016

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

John Kappler

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 2015

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

Philippa Marrack

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 2015

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

Jeffrey Ravetch

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 2015

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

Victor Ambros

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 2014

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

Nahum Sonenberg

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 2014

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

Gary Ruvkun

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 2014

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

Ronald M. Evans

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 2012

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

Shinya Yamanaka

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 2011

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

Rudolf Jaenisch

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 2011

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

Axel Ullrich

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 2010

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

Howard Cedar

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 2008

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

Aharon Razin

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 2008

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

Anthony R. Hunter

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 2005

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

Anthony J. Pawson

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 2005

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

Alexander Levitzki

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 2005

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

Roger Y. Tsien

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 2004

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

Robert A. Weinberg

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 2004

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

Ralph L. Brinster

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 2002/3

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

Oliver Smithies

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 2002/3

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

Mario R. Capecchi

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 2002/3

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

Avram Hershko

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 2001

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

Alexander Varshavsky

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 2001

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

Eric R. Kandel

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 1999

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

Ruth Arnon

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 1998

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

Michael Sela

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 1998

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

Mary F. Lyon

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 1997/8

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

Stanley B. Prusiner

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 1996/7

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

Yasutomi Nishizuka

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 1995/6

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

Michael J. Berridge

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 1995/6

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

M. Judah Folkman

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 1992

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

Seymour Benzer

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 1991

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

Maclyn McCarty

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 1990

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

John B. Gurdon

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 1989

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

Edward B. Lewis

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 1989

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

Henri-Gery Hers

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 1988

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

Elizabeth F. Neufeld

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 1988

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

Pedro Cuatrecasas

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 1987

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

Meir Wilchek

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 1987

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

Osamu Hayaishi

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 1986

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

Donald F. Steiner

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 1984/5

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

Solomon H. Snyder

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 1982

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

Sir James W. Black

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 1982

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

Jean-Pierre Changeux

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 1982

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

Stanley N. Cohen

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 1981

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

Barbara McClintock

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 1981

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

Leo Sachs

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 1980

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

Sir James L. Gowans

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 1980

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

Cesar Milstein

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 1980

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

Roger W. Sperry

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 1979

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

Oleh Hornykiewicz

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 1979

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

Arvid Carlsson

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 1979

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

Jon J.van Rood

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 1978

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

Jean Dausset

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 1978

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.

George D.Snell

Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 1978

The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly to: George D. Snell , Jean Dausset and Jon J. van Rood

 

George D. Snell
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

 

for discovery of H-2 antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response.

 

Dr. George Snell discovered and described in mice the H-2 antigens, the structure which codes for major transplantation antigens carrier genes. These genes are essential in the onset of the immune response and therefore mechanism of defense.

 

The investigation of histocompatibility antigens in humans, led ProfessorJ. Dausset in Paris and Professor Van Rood in Leiden to the discovery and description of a model similar to that in mice, the HL-A system. This is the major histocompatibility complex in man, and its primordial role in organ transplantation has been extensively established and eva luated. Moreover, the association of HL-A antigens to the mechanisms governing the incidence of a number of diseases is under active research.

 

These investigations are a major breakthrough in the understanding of modern genetics and have opened new avenues for adequate matching of organ and tissue transplantation and for possible control and prevention of certain diseases.

 

The name of the late Peter Gorer, the British scientist who was among the founders of this field will be linked forever to the pillars of medical genetics.