The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2013 was awarded jointly to James E. Rothman, Randy W. Schekman and Thomas C. Südhof for their discoveries of machinery regulating vesicle traffic, a major transport system in our cells: each of the laureates has respectively elucidated a key point of the machinery regulating vesicle traffic.

Biologie Aujourd’hui will publish in its forthcoming issue a French version of the three 2013 Nobel Conferences (Cell Biology), that these researchers presented during the 2014 Claude Bernard Day. The topics are the following:

  • The principle of membrane fusion in the cell, James Edward Rothman
  • The genes and proteins that control the secretion pathway, Randy W. Schekman
  • The molecular machinery of neurotransmitter secretion, Thomas C. Südhof

For further information, click on the Nobel Foundation’s website, and on the Société de Biologie’s website,