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University Professor Speaks at Nobel Conference

2 August 13

Karin Schallreuter, a University of Bradford Professor invited to speak at Nobel event

The University of Bradford's Professor Karin Schallreuter was recently invited to present a lecture on her life's work in Medical Biochemistry at a prestigious 'Nobel Day' event in Lisbon.

The unique event honours the achievements of potential candidates, past nominees and laureates of the Nobel Prize, which is awarded to world leaders in the fields of Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Literature and Peace.

Eminent scientist, Professor Karin Schallreuter, is an expert in the fields of vitiligo and melanoma; responsible for revealing the causes of vitiligo and developing a specific therapy to treat the sudden progressive loss of the inherited skin colour.

She is the author of over 200 internationally peer-reviewed publications and is a member of the Royal Society of Medicine, the British Association of Dermatology and the New York Academy of Sciences.

Professor of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology at Bradford University and the Institute for Pigmentary Disorders in Association with Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Germany, Karin Schallreuter relished the experience, “It has been a big honour for me to get such a prestigious recognition for my scientific and clinical work. I have enjoyed the wisdom of scientific scholars and their continuous active effort and curiosity. ”

Professor Schallreuter was in esteemed company, other speakers at the event included West Yorkshire native, Oliver Smithies; winner of the Noble Prize in 2007 for his contributions in vascular science, Sir Richard Roberts; winner in 1993 in Molecular Biology and Paul Greengard; who also received the award in 2000 for his work in neurodegeneration.

Besides the scientific lectures, two panels addressed and discussed financial problems with science and the future of scientific investigations. The panels were chaired respectively by Dr Maria de Belem, Minister of Education and Dr Ritu Dhand, Nature Chief Biological Sciences Editor.

2 August 13

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