MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young for their work on mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm, the Nobel Assembly said Monday.
"The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has today decided to award the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly to Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm," the statement read.
The Nobel Assembly noted that the doctors managed to discover how humans, plants, and animals adapt their biological rhythms to changes in the environment which have been taking place over the centuries.
It seems that 2017 Medicine Laureate Michael Rosbash’s daily biological rhythm has been disturbed by the news – stay tuned for interview! pic.twitter.com/AZ4qaByc59— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) 2 октября 2017 г.
Hall, born in 1945, received his doctoral degree at the University of Washington in Seattle. He currently serves as an associate at the University of Maine. Rosbash was born in 1944, received his doctoral degree in 1970 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and currently works at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. Young, born in 1949, received his doctoral degree at the University of Texas in Austin in 1975. The scientist has been working at Rockefeller University in New York since 1978.