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US and European researchers win Nobel chemistry prize

Images: Niklas Elmehed, Nobel Prize Outreach


Discoveries of 2022 winners led to “revolution” in scientific thinking, says prize committee

The 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to three researchers from the United States and Europe, whose discoveries were lauded for leading to a “revolution” in scientific thinking on linking molecules together.

The 10 million Swedish kroner (€920,000) prize, awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, went to Carolyn Bertozzi (pictured left) of Stanford University in the US; Morten Meldal (pictured centre) of the University of Copenhagen in Denmark; and Barry Sharpless (pictured right) of Scripps Research, also in the US.

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