Academician A.G. Gabibov and Professor J. Schlessinger handed over the Lomonosov Great Gold Medal to Professor Sidney Altman
Acting Director of the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry RAS, President of the Russian Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Society, academician Alexander Gabibov and the head of the Pharmacology Department at Yale University, a member of the US National Academy of Sciences and a foreign member of the RAS, member of the International Advisory Board of Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the RAS Joseph Schlessinger on behalf of the President of the Russian Academy of Sciences awarded the Lomonosov Great Gold Medal to the laureate of 2016, Professor at Yale University, a member of the International Advisory Board of Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry RAS, Nobel Prize laureate Sidney Altman. Professor Altman has received the award "for outstanding contribution to the field of biochemistry of nucleic acids, the discovery of the catalytic activity of the nucleic acids and the creation of new biologically active substances."
Academician A.G. Gabibov and Professor J. Schlessinger.
The Lomonosov Great Gold Medal of the Russian Academy of Sciences is awarded for outstanding achievements in the field of natural and humanities. Two medals are awarded each year: one is awarded to a Russian scientist, the other to a foreign one.
Professor Sidney Altman with the medal and the diploma.