The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet

In the first week of October each year, the Nobel Prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature and Peace are announced, as Alfred Nobel stated in his will. First out is the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine - and it is the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet that annually nominates the winner.

The assembly consists of 50 members selected from the professors at Karolinska Institutet. Through its work with the Nobel Prize, Karolinska Institutet has gained a unique insight into medical research findings around the globe.

The nomination process

This is how the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is awarded.

  1. The Nobel Assembly appoints an advisory committee, the Nobel Committee, which handles the preparations.
  2. Representatives of the medical science community are welcome to propose candidates.
  3. The Nobel Committee processes the received nominations before they are presented to the Nobel Assembly.
  4. The Nobel Assembly makes the decision.
  5. The award ceremony takes place on 10 December each year at the Stockholm Concert Hall