“I used to hate standing up and doing experiments, absolutely abhor it. I thought that there should be some other way I can contribute.”
As a society reaping the benefits of all the great scientific discoveries coming from model organisms, it is imperative to continue to support such creative inquiry in as many systems as possible.
Yoshinori Ohsumi’s experiments sparked off a revolution in autophagy research that has made it possible to develop drugs that can target autophagy and treat diseases
According to the official citation, the award was to Ohsumi given “for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy”.