Dr. Michael Houghton, Recent Nobel Prize Winner, on Life Sciences Sector in Alberta


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Brilliant researchers like Dr. Michael Houghton (recent Nobel Prize Winner) are part of what makes Alberta a phenomenal destination for life sciences companies.

Dr. Michael Houghton is Director of The Li Ka Shing Applied Virology Institute (LKSAVI), and was a Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Virology from 2010-2018. He was named the 2020 Nobel Prize winner in Physiology or Medicine along with Harvey J. Alter and Charles M. Rice in recognition of their discovery of the hepatitis C (HCV) virus. His research in the field of viral hepatitis has led to improved blood safety and hepatitis C treatment. The viral infection can now be cured in virtually all patients. Dr. Houghton has impacted thousands of lives with his groundbreaking discoveries.

API is supporting the growth of the life sciences industry in Alberta, and across Canada.