Tomas Lindahl Success Story
Tomas Robert Lindahl is a Swedish scientist, and a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in the year 2015. Mr Lindahl focuses on Cancer research.He along with Turkish Chemist Aziz Sancar and American Chemist Paul L. Modrich was awarded this honour for mechanistic studies of DNA repair.
Born on 28 January 1938, in Kungsholmen, Stockholm, Sweden, to Folke Robert Lindahl and Ethel Hulda Hultberg, Lindahl has done his PhD, and has a degree in Doctor of Medicine from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. He was involved in postdoctoral research at both the Princeton and Rockefeller universities.
Lindahl was a professor at the University of Gothenburg, in Medical Chemistry, for a period of four years, from 1978–82. Lindahl’s research on Cancer took off when he joined the Imperial Cancer Research Fund, UK.
In fact, for nineteen long years, (1986-2005), he has been the first Director of Cancer Research UK's Clare Hall Laboratories in Hertfordshire. Presently, Lindahl is a part of the Francis Crick Institute. His contributions to the genetics of cancer and DNA repair are noteworthy.
Tomas Robert Lindahl is known for the originality, breadth and lasting influence of his accomplishments. Lindahl is a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS), and a founding Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Copley Medal for making fundamental contributions to our understanding of DNA Repair