University of Hawai?i at Manoa

12/07/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/07/2017 16:40

Nobel laureate wins Weinman award at UH Cancer Center symposium

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa


Phillip Allen Sharp

Nobel Prize winner Phillip Allen Sharp was honored with the Ninth Annual Weinman Award for a major cancer research breakthrough at the Weinman Syposium at the University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center. Sharp's current research focuses on small ribonucleic acids (RNAs) and other types of non-coding RNAs.

A question-and-answer session with Sharp allowed local high school, graduate and post-doctoral students an opportunity to interact with the winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Richard J. Roberts in 1993.

'Having done research myself for the past few months at UH Mānoa, it was very interesting to see all of the professionals and what they had to say about their own fields,' said Jessica Revilla, a Maryknoll School senior. 'Attending this event further motivates me to pursue further study in the field of biology.'

The symposium was made possible by a generous donation from the Weinman Foundation. The funds are directed toward advancing innovation and collaboration in cancer research.

The symposium covered some of the latest cancer research findings, specifically on genes, metabolism and cancer. Top scientists from across the nation who presented at the event looked at opportunities for future research collaborations.

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