Tomas Lindahl FRS has won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2015 for mechanistic studies of DNA repair. He shares the Prize with Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar.
Sir Martyn Poliakoff, Vice President and Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society said:
"Understanding the ways in which DNA repairs itself is fundamental to our understanding of inherited genetic disorders and of diseases like cancer. The important work that Royal Society Fellow, Tomas Lindahl, has done has helped us gain greater insight into these essential processes.
I am delighted to hear that Dr Lindahl has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry and offer the Royal Society's congratulations to him, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar on this very great achievement."
Tomas Lindahl has received many accolades in recognition of his work, including the Royal Society’s Royal Medal in 2007 and the Copley Medal in 2010.