In EASL Studio, we were honoured to keep company with the three 2020 Nobel Laureates, awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine for their discovery of the hepatitis C virus. They reflected on many thought-provoking topics: the exponential sophistication of research conditions, between the 1980s and now, and the potential this offers young scientists; ingredients that are key to achieving success in one’s research life; the polemics of granting awards to individuals versus to teams; and words of advice for the next generation. They discussed the work that still lies ahead relating to hepatitis C and liver diseases, predicting that a hepatitis C vaccine should be available within the next decade. Relating to the current pandemic, they explored lessons learned from COVID-19 and how powerfully the interface between science and politics can influence public health outcomes.
To enjoy this fascinating discussion, visit the ILC 2021 platform and watch it on demand.