Research Lectures at Nobel Forum
Speaker: Noboru Mizushima
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
Venue: Nobel Forum, Nobels väg 1
Date/Time: 8 November, at 16.30
Host: Nils-Göran Larsson
Title: Physiological roles and molecular mechanisms of autophagy
Autophagy is a major degradation system in the cell. Intracellular components are sequestered by autophagosomes and then degraded upon fusion with lysosomes. Yeast genetic studies have identified more than 40 autophagy-related (ATG) genes. Many of these genes are conserved in higher eukaryotes, which brought about an exponential expansion of autophagy research in various organisms including mammals. The 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was eventually awarded to the scientist who spearheaded the rapid development of the field, Dr. Yoshinori Ohsumi. However, there are a lot of questions and new directions remaining in the autophagy field. For example, roles for ATG proteins in mechanisms of autophagy remain largely unknown. Furthermore, we need to expand our understanding pathophysiological functions of autophagy and develop methods for monitoring autophagy, particularly in vivo. In this lecture, recent progresses and potential future directions of the autophagy research filed will be discussed.
Press Conference on December 6th, at 2.00 p.m., Nobel Forum, Nobels väg 1
On December 6th, a Press Conference with this year’s Nobel Laureates will be held for media and press representatives only.
Space is limited and individual registration and press accreditions are mandatory.
Nobel Lectures on December 7th, at 2.00 p.m., Aula Medica, Nobels väg 6
The official Nobel Lectures held by this year’s Nobel Laureates in Physiology or Medicine are held on December 7th.
For the general public: No registration required. Limited seating accomodated according to the first come, first served basis. No large bags or camera equipment allowed in Aula Medica except in the media section. Live broadcasting available at http://www.nobelprize.org and live streaming to a nearby lecture hall.
For press: For access to press section, registration and press accreditation is required. Please use the link below to register.
- Large bags or camera equipment only allowed in the media section, follow instructions on registration page.
- Individual accreditations are mandatory for media representatives due to limited space in the media section.
- Seats must be taken no later than 1.15 p.m.
- Press badge needed for entrance to the Aula Medica Lecture hall on the 7th of December must be picked up at the Reception Desk, Nobel Forum, Nobels väg 1, between 12.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m., December 7th or in connection with the press conference on December 6th. Valid press ID required for badge pick up.
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine will be announced Monday October 1 at 11.30 at earliest, Nobel Forum, Nobels väg 1, 171 77 Stockholm.
Registration and press id is required to attend the Press Conference.
When the Secretary General begins his announcement at the Press Conference, the following information material will become available at www.nobelprizemedicine.org and at www.nobelprize.org:
- Open webcast from the Press Conference
- Press releases in English and Swedish
- Scientific background in English
- Illustrations, web links and further reading
At the venue several experts will be available for interviews in Swedish or English (5-10 minutes), please indicate in the registration.