Debrecen Award for Molecular Medicine 2004

Sir Philip Cohen., University of Dundee, UK

Sir Philip Cohen was born in 1945 in Edgeware, UK. In 1969, he received his doctoral degree with distinction in biochemistry in 1969. He started working at the University of Dundee, Scotland in 1971, where he has been a professor since 1981. He has been an elected member and research professor of the British Royal Academy since 1984. Presently, he is the director of the Life Science Centre at the University of Dundee. He has been member of the European Society for Molecular Biology since 1982, and of Academia Europaea since 1990. He discovered that the reduced activity of a certain phosphatase enzyme blocks the activity of the immune system.

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