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Dr. Norrby portrait

On February 13, 2023, join Dr. Erling Norrby for a biomedical history lecture “The Nobel Prizes and the Concept of the Gene”, moderated by Dr. Steve Chanock, Director, NCI, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics and hosted by the NIH Office of History and Stetten Museum (ONHM). Dr Norrby has published the definitive histories of many of the biomedical Nobel Prizes and he will use his analyses of these prizes and their backgrounds to trace the evolution of our scientific understanding of the fundamental processes underlying life on earth and its interactions. A global leader on immunology and vaccines, Dr. Norrby is the former Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. There, Norrby was instrumental in the selection process for Nobel Prize recipients in Physiology or Medicine, and later served as permanent secretary of The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and a board member of the Nobel Foundation. At present, Dr. Norrby is with the Center for History of Science at The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and serves as the Vice Chair of the Board of the J. Craig Venter Institute in La Jolla, California.