5 October 2015
2015 Nobel Prize for Medicine Awarded to Professor Youyou Tu
We congratulate Prof. Youyou Tu on receiving the 2015 Nobel Prize for Medicine. Her work was celebrated in a Special Issue of Molecules on the occasion of her 80th birthday. We are delighted that she has received such an accolade for her truly special and groundbreaking work: in discovering Artemisinin Prof. Tu has played a crucial role in saving countless people from malaria. We also offer our congratulations to Prof. William C. Cambell and Prof. Satoshi Omura who share the prize with Prof. Tu.
MDPI staff were delighted to have the opportunity to visit Prof. Tu and congratulate her in person.
Left to right: Leo Jiang (Managing Editor of Materials), Ran Dang (Managing Editor of Molecules), Kathy Lai (CEO, China), Prof. Youyou Tu, Prof. Liangren Zhang (Assistant Dean, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Peking University), Dr. Shu-Kun Lin (President of MDPI).
Left: Prof. Youyou Tu, Right: Dr. Shu-Kun Lin (President of MDPI).