2009 Nobel Prizes Awarded to Seven Wiley Authors
Seven of this year's 13 Nobel Prize winners are Wiley authors, honored for their work in the fields of Physiology or Medicine, Chemistry, and Economic Sciences.
Professors Elizabeth H. Blackburn (University of California, San Francisco), Carol W. Greider (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine), and Jack W. Szostak (Harvard Medical School) were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discovery of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase.
All three laureates have been involved in The Harvey Lectures Series and have contributed articles to various Wiley-Blackwell and Wiley-VCH journals, such as Angewandte Chemie, Angewandte Chemie International Edition in English, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, BioEssays, Developmental Genetics, and the Journal of Molecular Recognition. Professors Greider and Szostak also contributed chapters to The Aptamer Handbook and the Ciba Foundation Symposium 211, and Professors Blackburn and Greider were recipients of the Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences in 2006.
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Professors Thomas A. Steitz (Yale University) and Ada E. Yonath (Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel) for their studies of the structure and function of the ribosome (together with Professor Venkatraman Ramakrishnan of the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, U.K.).
Professor Yonath is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of ChemBioChem, which celebrates its 10th anniversary with a symposium in Paris next May. She will speak at the symposium along with three fellow Nobel laureates and other top scientists. ChemBioChem is published on behalf of ChemPubSoc Europe, a consortium of 14 European chemical societies. Professor Yonath has also contributed to the Journal of Peptide Science, Biopolymers, European Journal of Biochemistry, Journal of Cellular Biochemistry, Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry, and Molecular Microbiology, and she wrote the first chapter of Life Sciences for the 21st Century.
Professor Steitz, along with fellow 2009 laureate Professor Szostak (Physiology/Medicine), is a co-author of The Harvey Lectures Series.
Professors Elinor Ostrom (Indiana University, Bloomington) and Oliver E. Williamson (University of California, Berkeley) were awarded the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. Professor Ostrom was recognized for her analysis of economic governance and the management of common resources, Professor Williamson for his analysis of economic governance within the boundaries of the firm.
Professor Ostrom has published in the following Wiley journals: The Economic Journal, Economic Affairs, Policy Studies Journal, The American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Review of Policy Research, Political Psychology, Scandinavian Political Studies, Development and Change, International Social Science Journal, and National Civic Review.
Professor Williamson is the author of Antitrust Economics, a major contribution to the literature of industrial organization. He has also published in several Wiley journals: Economic Affairs, Strategic Management Journal, and Managerial and Decision Economics.
Since the first Nobel Prize was awarded in 1901, Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of well over 400 Nobel laureates, in all categories—Literature, Economics, Physiology or Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, and Peace—including those of Marie Curie, Albert Einstein, George Bernard Shaw, Sir Alexander Fleming, and Nelson Mandela.