At the invitation of the Nobel Foundation and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Prof. Tayfun Özçelik, dean of the Faculty of Science, is attending this year’s Nobel week activities, which are taking place December 7-11 in Stockholm.
The highlight of the week will be the Nobel Prize award ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall on December 10. Other activities include the Nobel Lectures in Physiology or Medicine on December 7, and in Physics, Chemistry and Economic Sciences on December 8, as well as the Nobel Week Dialogue on December 9.
This year, Nobel week is a very special occasion for Bilkent University, since Aziz Sancar has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry “for mechanistic studies of DNA repair.” Prof. Sancar made seminal contributions to the establishment of the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics. He is also the recipient of an honorary doctorate from Bilkent.