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Nobel Prize week

06 December 2007

Cardiff University’s Professor Sir Martin Evans has arrived in Sweden for a series of events in the build up to his receipt of the Nobel Prize for Medicine at a Royal Banquet in Stockholm on 10 December.

Sir Martin, who was one of three winners for this year’s prize for "a series of ground-breaking discoveries concerning embryonic stem cells and DNA recombination in mammals," will follow a traditional set of events during ‘Nobel Week’.

Alongside his colleagues, Professor Mario Capecci of the University of Utah and Professor Oliver Smithies of the University of North Carolina, with whom he shares the award, Sir Martin will attend a press conference today (6 December) and give a public lecture on 7 December.

Sir Martin’s lecture, entitled ES Cells: The Mouse Source - Vehicle for Mammalian Experimental Genetics will be available to watch live via the Nobel Foundation web site - and starts at 1.00pm CET, 12.00 GMT.

Other events planned for Nobel Week include a series of banquets, and a Nobel Concert for the Laureates to attend.

Sir Martin and his colleagues will receive the Nobel Prize Medal, Nobel Prize Diploma and document confirming the Nobel Prize award from King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden at a Royal Banquet on 10 December.