Professor Elizabeth H. Blackburn

The Nobel Prize Winner

What she had discovered

The Nobel Prize winner Professor Elizabeth found out that Telomerase is the enzyme that makes telomere DNA protective caps that allows that allows DNA strands to split without damage during cell division as bodies grow. The professor discovered that the DNA sequence CCCCAA is repeated several times of chromosomes. She presented her information in 1980 and suggested to conduct an experiment. The experiment is to graft the sequence CCCCAA to mini-chromosomes in yeast.

Information about Professor Elizabeth

Professor Elizabeth is born on November 26, 1948. She went to the university of California for her degree in physiology in medicine. Professor Elizabeth won the nobel prize in the year 2009 for the discovery of "fountain of youth"

Information about Telomerase

In humans, telomerase is a two-edged sword. Blackburn now believes that telomere shortening in normal cells of the body can hasten some of the most common diseases of aging. If short telomeres accelerate, the ageing processes long telomeres seem to slow it down. In the future work it may attempt to stimulate telomere elongation in diseased cells, such as in anaemia. However, despite media speculation, preventing telomere shortening will not make Methuselahs of us.

A successful LIfe

In 2009, Professor Elizabeth was named one of times magazines 100 most influential people. In 2010 she was made a companion of order of Australia and is married to John with a son named Benjamin. She has had a great succesful life and now a nice family for her own.