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Sir David Weatherall

University of Oxford and 2010 Lasker Award

October 1, 2010
Sir David Weatherall


Sir David Weatherall of Oxford University has been awarded the 2010 Lasker~Koshland Special Achievement Award for ‘50 years of international statesmanship in biomedical science’.

Sir David’s research over the last 50 years has greatly advanced our understanding of thalassaemia, a set of inherited blood disorders that affect the body’s ability to create red blood cells and can lead to anaemia of different severities. As well as using a range of approaches to determine the molecular and genetic causes of thalassaemia, he has been able to improve clinical treatment of the disease and change its care for the better worldwide, particularly in the developing world.