Lilia Cedillo presides over the presentation of the book How to win the Nobel Prize, by Peter Doherty

The Meritorious Autonomous University of Puebla made it known through a statement that disseminating among students books that lead them to science is the mission of the Citizen’s Scientific Library collection, publications that are periodically presented at the BUAP, in which Nobel Prize winners invite them to enter the world scientific.

In the presentation of How to Win the Nobel Prize, by Peter Dohertyone of the 12 copies of this collection, the rector María Lilia Cedillo Ramírez pointed out that those who dedicate themselves to science enjoy this work and do it with the desire to generate knowledge, based on questions derived from their scientific spirit. Peter Doherty, Nobel Prize winner in 1996, shares in this book the importance of the contributions of specialists, through their knowledge and methods, always based on doubt and evidence.

“The author of Australian nationality describes in an entertaining way his contributions in the area of ​​immunology: how the body’s immune cells protect against viruses. Together with Rolf M. Zinkernager, co-recipient of the award, he discovered how T cells destroy infected cells so that viruses cannot reproduce”, commented Dr. Cedillo Ramírez.

In the Baroque Hall of the Carolino Buildingwhere this presentation took place, the rector of the BUAP He referred that the author recounts the problems and vicissitudes in the path of science, the daily work of a researcher, details of the Nobel Prize award ceremony, how he received the notification and how this award changed his personal and academic life.

Commenting on the book How to Win the Nobel Prize, the second presented of The Citizen’s Scientific Library, Ygnacio Martínez Laguna, vice-rector for Research and Postgraduate Studies (VIEP), indicated that Peter Doherty also dedicates a chapter to the work of Alfred Nobel and how Sweden is a culture linked to science. So much so that it allocates more than 4 percent of its Gross Domestic Product to this item, which is reflected in the fact that this country ranks third in the world with the largest number of researchers and fourth in scientific publications. “Sweden is a nation that privileges education and science as the engine of social welfare,” he said.

Likewise, the author gives 17 recommendations for scientific work; among these, trying to solve important problems and make truly great discoveries; be realistic and take advantage of strengths; acquire basic skills and work with the right people; and, learn to write clearly and concisely.

For its part, Arturo Fernandez Tellez, General Director of Scientific Dissemination of the VIEP, commented that each issue of The Citizen’s Scientific Library is a gem and this book is no exception; It describes in an entertaining way what the immune system is and mentions that there are no instructions to win this award, but it presents recommendations to be better scientists and carry out honest scientific work.

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Lilia Cedillo presides over the presentation of the book How to win the Nobel Prize, by Peter Doherty