Prof. DR. Elizabeth H. Blackburn

Noble Prize receiver

Background information

She crack the code with her discovery of telomerase. Telomerase is the enzyme that protect ‘caps’ that allow DNA strands to split without damage during cell division as bodies grow. Scientist suspect of these existence of the cap while studying of Tetrahymena. Elizabeth's team was set to explore if DNA was created be an unknown enzyme. Blackburn now believes that telomere shortening in normal cells of the body can hasten some of the most common diseases of aging. In 2007 she was named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the United States.