The 2016 Wolf Prize Laureates

 

Architecture 2016

The jury panel of the 2016 Wolf Prize in Architecture has unanimously decided to award the prize to 

Architect Phyllis Lambert, Canada

For being vigorously involved in the realization of seminal innovative buildings, exemplary urban regeneration projects and leading research institutes.

 

Agriculture 2016

The jury panel of the 2016 Wolf Prize in Agriculture has unanimously decided to award the prize to

Trudy Frances Charlene Mackay,

From the Department of Biological Sciences, North Carolina State University, NC, USA

For pioneering studies on the genetic architecture of complex traits and the discovery of fundamental principles of quantitative genetics with broad applications for agricultural improvements.

 

Chemistry 2016

The jury panel of the 2016 Wolf Prize in Chemistry has unanimously decided to award the prize in equal parts to two laureates:

Professor Kyriacos.C. Nicolaou, Department of Chemistry, Rice University, Houston, TX, (USA)

 

For advancing the field of chemical synthesis to the extremes of molecular complexity, linking structure and function and expanding our dominion over the interface of chemistry, biology and medicine,

and

Professor Stuart L. Schreiber, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA

For pioneering chemical insights into the logic of signal transduction and gene regulation that led to important, new therapeutics, and for advancing chemical biology and medicine through the discovery of small-molecule probes.

 

Physics 2016

The jury panel of the 2016 Wolf Prize in Physics has unanimously decided to award the prize to

Prof. Yoseph Imry, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

For pioneering studies of the physics of mesoscopic and random systems.

 

Medicine 2016

The jury panel of the 2016 Wolf Prize in Medicine has unanimously decided to award the prize in equal parts to two laureates:

Prof. Lewis Cantley, Weill Cornell Medical College, NY, USA

For discovery of phosphoinositide-3 kinases and their roles in physiology and disease

and - 

Prof. C. Ronald Kahn, Harvard Medical School, USA

For pioneering studies defining insulin signaling and its alterations in disease