The prize in physiology or medicine 2017 is to be shared equally between Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young because of their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm.
Arvid Carlsson, awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2000 for his “discoveries regarding neurotransmitters” is still active in his company A. Carlsson Research at Sahlgrenska Science Park.
What are your thoughts about this years Nobel prize?
“The rate at which fantastic new technologies are becoming available is breathtaking. I would like to express both my admiration and wonderment. The new technologies are driving the development of research into the future. Some of the things they can do are simply amazing. It is extra fun because I share the same passion for medicine, physics and chemistry as the award winning trio”.
This year you have been spreading the Nobel grace to the entrepreneurs through Arvid Carlsson Award by Sahlgrenska Science Park. Hundreds of people have seen the film containing your advice for misunderstood entrepreneurs. How does that make you feel?
“It feels very good. I am very happy and proud to give name to an award that strengthens and praises entrepreneurship while emphasizing the importance of long-term and constant skills development”.
What do you have going on at the moment and do you have any fun memories from former Nobel parties?
“The 100-year anniversary was special since all the former Nobel laureates were invited. I got to meet a lot of interesting personalities, which was pretty fun. I have always had an interest in science”.
“We have an upcoming clinical trial, which I am looking forward to. Being able to treat brain fatigue following a stroke is an important issue and it means so much to the quality of life for a lot of people. It is an exciting journey as a scientist and an entrepreneur”.
Read more about the research of brain fatigue by Arvid Carlsson and A Carlssons Researches in an earlier article (in Swedish).