Forum: Nobel Prize in Medicine
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2.5 years ago by
banerjeeshayantan130 wrote:

[I apologise in advance if this is not the right place to discuss]

Very recently I came across this paper link.
Reading this, really got me thinking whether a computational biologist can ever be considered for a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Now that a lot of interesting stuff is happening in this field, is it really a possibility? My question is aimed for those people who are not practising biologists or have a formal degree in biology , but are talented folks from computer science and mathematics.

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 2.5 years ago by jotan1.2k • written 2.5 years ago by banerjeeshayantan130

One such example, I believe, is the 1979 nobel prize for the development of computed tomography (CT or CAT scan).

ADD REPLYlink written 2.5 years ago by Collin680

A computational biologist could get "a turing award" which is considered Nobel equivalent for computer science (thought it is for "an individual selected for contributions of a technical nature made to the computing community" so that may make it difficult).

Then there are the "breakthrough prizes" which a scientist may be more interested in getting (more dough!).

ADD REPLYlink modified 2.5 years ago • written 2.5 years ago by genomax71k

Should we even care about such things ? Are such prizes meaningful given that most deserving people don't get one and that it gets harder to evaluate individual contributions ?

ADD REPLYlink written 2.5 years ago by Jean-Karim Heriche20k
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2.5 years ago by
jotan1.2k
Australia
jotan1.2k wrote:

Of course it's possible. As long as they make a substantial contribution to Medicine.

But the list of people who never win a Nobel is much longer than the list of people who win ;)

Close but no Nobel: the scientists who never won

There are always far more people who deserve a Nobel than those who receive one, so the field is...tough.

ADD COMMENTlink modified 2.5 years ago • written 2.5 years ago by jotan1.2k
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2.5 years ago by
France/Nantes/Institut du Thorax - INSERM UMR1087
Pierre Lindenbaum122k wrote:

whether a computational biologist can ever be considered for a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 2.5 years ago • written 2.5 years ago by Pierre Lindenbaum122k
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