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Swedish scientist Svante Pabo was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology/Medicine. His friends celebrated his victory in a unique way. Pabo’s friends picked him up and threw him in the pond. Its video has been shared with the official Twitter handle of The Nobel Prize.
The caption of this video shared on Twitter read – Our new Nobel laureate Svante Pabo created a ruckus when his friends threw him in a pond. Usually someone is thrown in the pond when he gets a PhD degree. But Pabo’s companions wanted to do the same to him.
Svante Pabo’s friends, celebrating his victory, picked him up in his lap and then threw him into the water.
Pabo looks very happy
The video is from the Max Planck Institute in Germany. Here Pabo’s friends had gathered to congratulate him on the victory. Many people are seen in the video. It can be seen that the water in the pond where Swante threw Pabo was not very clear, but Swante was still seen laughing. Later Pabo’s friends help him to get out of the pond.
It has been a tradition in European countries that when someone earns a PhD, they are thrown into the pond. But friends of Svante Pabo did the same thing when he received the Nobel Prize.
Awarded for DNA sequencing of Neanderthal human species
Swedish scientist Svante Pabo received the Nobel Prize in Medicine for sequencing the genome of an extinct Neanderthal human. Neanderthal humans became extinct 40,000 years ago, whose genome has been discovered by Pabo. The Nobel Committee secretary Thomas Perlman announced the name of the winner. He said that Pabo had done something in his initial research which was completely impossible.
Swedish geneticist is Pabo
Svante Pabo is a Swedish geneticist who specializes in evolutionary genetics. He has worked extensively on the Neanderthal genome as one of the founders of paleogenetics.
Pabo’s group has completed the analysis of several additional genome sequences from the extinct hominin. Pabo’s discovery established a unique resource. It is used extensively through the scientific community to better understand human evolution and migration. He is currently associated with the Max Planck Institute of Evolution Anthropology in Germany. Apart from this, he is also a part of Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Japan.
Who were Neanderthal humans?
Neanderthal humans looked like this 40 thousand years ago.
Neanderthal is an extinct member of the human Homo lineage. Some bones of primitive humans were found in the Neander Valley in Germany, on the basis of which they were named Neanderthal humans. Their stature was smaller than that of other human beings. According to the information received from the study so far, the height was from 4.5 to 5.5 feet. According to the study, his hair color was black and his skin was yellow. It lived in Western Europe, Western Asia and Africa. Archaeologists say that it lived on Earth about 1.60 lakh years ago.