Millennium Technology Prize: Shankar Balasubramanian, David Klenerman
Shankar Balasubramanian and David Klenerman have jointly won the 2020 Millennium Technology Prize. They are being recognized for their development of next-generation sequencing technology. Balasubramanian is a professor of medicinal chemistry and Klenerman a professor of biophysical chemistry at the University of Cambridge in England. They are the inventors of key patents on next-gen sequencing technology and cofounded Solexa, which was acquired by Illumina in 2007.
The prize is awarded by the Technology Academy Finland every other year and comes with €1 million ($1.2 million) in cash.