Nobel Prize gives the study of cell hypoxia its ‘whoo hooo’ moment

Professor Sadeesh K. Ramakrishnan
High-altitude climber

On the morning of 7 October, I woke up with the message from a colleague saying: “HIF got the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine whoo hooo.”

That’s exciting news for young researchers like me who are beginning our careers studying hypoxia, when the levels of oxygen are low in the cells.