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Professor Stafford Lightman awarded 2021 Jacobaeus Prize

05 Apr 2022

The Novo Nordisk Foundation is awarding the prestigious 2021 Jacobæus Prize to endocrinologist and Society member, Professor Stafford Lightman for his contribution to research over many years.

The purpose of the Prize is to promote medical research, and it is awarded annually to a distinguished international researcher, who is invited to give a lecture on their research.

The Jacobaeus Seminar will take place on 21 April in Bergen, Norway. You can register to attend in person or watch the live stream.

Stafford Lightman (University of Bristol) has achieved much in his long research career, including elucidating the dynamics by which the body regulates the release of cortisol from the adrenal gland. These ground-breaking work revealed that the adrenal gland releases cortisol into the bloodstream, not as a steady stream, but as small pulses that can vary in size throughout the day and night.

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