The scientists behind the breakthrough
William G Kaelin Jr,
Gregg L Semenza,
61 Kaelin received his MD from Duke University in the US, and further studied at Johns Hopkins University and the DanaFarber Cancer Institute, both in the US. He is a professor at Harvard Medical School and runs his own research lab at Dana-Farber.
His field of expertise is oncology
Peter J Ratcliffe,
65 Ratcliffe studied medicine at Cambridge University and did his specialist training in nephrology at Oxford, where he became a professor and set up a research group. His field of expertise is cell and molecular biology Semenza received his MD from the University of Pennsylvania and trained at Johns Hopkins University, where he became a professor and started a research unit. His fields of expertise are paediatrics, oncology and biological chemistry