2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry – Prof.Dr.Mr. Aziz SANCAR
Thomas LINDAHI, Paul MODRICH and Aziz SANCAR joint study group has been deemed worthy of 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with their mechanic Works on DNA Repair.
Aziz SANCAR : Aziz SANCAR, MD, PhD, is Professor of Biochemisrty and Biophysics at the North Caroline University, School of Medicine and a member of the North Caroline University Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Born in 1946 in Savur-Mardin, Turkey, SANCAR was the seventh of eight children born of illeterater parents WHO stressed education.
After having completed his primary and secondary education in Savur and Mardin, SANCAR continued his education at Istanbul Medical School. He graduated in 1969 and practised medicine in Mardin for two years.
SANCAR cloned the gene in 1975, making him the first scientist of east of the Rock Mountains to clone a gene. With this work, SANCAR earned his PhD in 1977 and moved on as a postdoc to Yale University. He completed here his associate professorship dissertation in the field of DNA repair. In 1982, he worked in the fields of Biochemistry and Biophysics on DNA repair, Cell String, Cancer Treatment and Biological Clock in North Caroline University Chapel Hill. By the time he earned his full professorship in 1988, he had begun working on nucleotide excision repair in humans.
SANCAR, who founded the Aziz and Gwen Sancedr Foundation in Chapel Hill in 2009, has received numerous honors and awards for his achievements including 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Prof.Dr.Aziz Sancar’ themed commemoration stamp and first day cover have been put in to circulation on December 10th 2015.