Aziz sancar3


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  • His Birth

    He was born in 1946 in the Savur district of Mardin, the seventh of eight children of a middle-income farmer family.
  • University Start

    He went to Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine in 1963.
  • University Graduation

    He graduated from the university he attended in 1969 with the first place.
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    Worked Institutions

    Sancar worked at Yale University School of Medicine between 1977-1982. In this period, he stopped his photolyase enzyme studies and started nucleotide cut repair research. He completed his associate professorship thesis in DNA repair.
  • Awards

    National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award
  • Awards

    American Society for Photobiology Award
  • Awards

    National Institutes of Health Award
  • Worked Institutions

    Since 1997, he has been continuing his research as Sarah Graham Kenan Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA, which is known for his studies in Biochemistry and Biophysics.
  • Awards

    TUBITAK Science Award
  • Awards

    He was awarded the North Carolina Distinguished Chemist Award from the American Chemical Society in 2001.
  • Awards

    American Academy of Arts and Sciences Award
  • Memberships

    Member of the US National Academy of Sciences
  • Memberships

    He was elected as a full member of the Turkish Academy of Sciences in 2006.
  • Awards

    He received the Vehbi Koç Award.
  • Grand Prize

    Grand Prize
    Sancar was awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, along with American Paul Modrich and Swedish Tomas Lindahl, for his work on DNA repair.