Head of Scientific Advisory Board
Prof. Kornberg won the Nobel Prize in 2006 for his work on the mechanism and regulation of eukaryotic gene transcription. He serves as the Winzer Professor in Medicine in the Department of Structural Biology at Stanford University. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1993, and his awards also include the Welch Prize in 2001, the highest award in chemistry in the US, and the Leopold Mayer Prize in 2002, the highest award in bio-medical sciences of the French Academy of Sciences. Kornberg served on the boards of several pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.