Sydney Brenner, John Sulston, Robert Horvitz, Shiv Tasker, Brian Ritchie, Ira Stoler, Jon Saxe, Julie Klemm | GenomeWeb

Sydney Brenner, John Sulston, and Robert Horvitz, the three pioneers in studying the model organism Caenorhabditis elegans, have been named as winners of the 2002 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. Brenner, a professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Sciences in San Diego; Sulston, of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, and Horvitz, of MIT, will be formally awarded the $1 million prize at a December ceremony in Stockholm.

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