Svante Pääbo

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Svante Pääbo

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Pääbo in 2016
Born (1955-04-20) 20 April 1955 (age 67)
Stockholm, Sweden
EducationUppsala University (PhD)
Known forPaleogenetics
Spouse(s)
Linda Vigilant (m. 2008)
Children2
Awards
Scientific career
Fields
Institutions
ThesisHow the E19 Protein of Adenoviruses Modulates the Immune System (1986)

Svante Pääbo ForMemRS (Swedish: [ˈsvânːtɛ̂ ˈpʰɛ̌ːbʊ̂];[3] born 20 April 1955) is a Swedish geneticist. His works focused on evolutionary genetics. He is one of the founders of paleogenetics. He has worked on the Neanderthal genome.[4] He is also an adjunct professor at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan.[5]

In 2022, he won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his works about genomes of extinct hominins and human evolution.[6][7][8]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Professor Svante PÄÄBO | Jeantet". 1 October 2017. Archived from the original on 16 May 2021. Retrieved 16 October 2021.
  2. "Svante Paabo". London: Royal Society. 2016. Archived from the original on 29 April 2016. One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from the royalsociety.org website where:

    "All text published under the heading 'Biography' on Fellow profile pages is available under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License." --"Royal Society Terms, conditions and policies". Archived from the original on September 25, 2015. Retrieved 2016-03-09.

  3. Lena Nordlund, Annlouise Martin (Producers) (14 August 2014). Svante Pääbo (MP3) (Radio). Sveriges Radio. Event occurs at 1:15. Archived from the original on 3 October 2022. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  4. Kolbert, Elizabeth. "Sleeping with the Enemy: What happened between the Neanderthals and us?". The New Yorker. No. 15 & 22 August 2011. pp. 64–75. Archived from the original on 11 July 2022. Retrieved 23 November 2021.
  5. "Svante Pääbo". OIST Groups. 29 April 2020. Archived from the original on 24 October 2021. Retrieved 3 October 2022.
  6. "Press release: The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2022". Archived from the original on 3 October 2022. Retrieved 3 October 2022.
  7. Grover, Natalie; Pollard, Niklas; Ahlander, Johan (3 October 2022). "Swedish geneticist wins Nobel medicine prize for decoding ancient DNA". Reuters. Archived from the original on 3 October 2022. Retrieved 3 October 2022.
  8. "Nobel laureate Svante Paabo's ancient DNA discoveries shed light on what makes us human". Onmanorama. 6 October 2022. Archived from the original on 6 October 2022. Retrieved 6 October 2022.