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Magdalen Fellow Professor Sir Peter Ratcliffe has won the Massry Prize for his elucidation of cellular oxygen sensing pathways and the implications for medicine.

Sir Peter is currently Director of the Target Discovery Institute, and a Member of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and the Academy of Medical Sciences and is an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In the 2014 New Year’s Honours List, he was knighted for services to clinical medicine.

 The Meira and Shaul G. Massry Foundation established the Massry Prize in 1996 to recognise outstanding contributions to the biomedical sciences and the advancement of health. Founded by Dr. Shaul Massry, at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, the nonprofit foundation promotes education and research in nephrology, physiology, and related fields.

 Sir Peter will be awarded the Prize on 20th September. 

Twelve recipients of the Massry Prize have gone on to receive the Nobel Prize.