Yoshinori Ohsumi of Japan has won the 2016 Nobel Prize in medicine for “his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy”.
Yoshinori Ohsumi is the 23th Nobel Laureate born in Japan.
Last year’s prize was shared by three scientists who developed treatments for malaria and tropical diseases.
The announcements continue with physics on Tuesday and chemistry on Wednesday and the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. The economics and literature awards will be announced next week.
Each prize is worth 8 million kronor ($930,000).