The Nobel Committee at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences will name the winner of the 2023 Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday.
The names of laureates are kept secret until the moment of announcement.
According to Clarivate’s annual list of citation laureates, the award may go to US bioengineer James Collins, US, biologist Michael Elowitz, and theoretical and experimental biologist and physicist Stanislas Leibler for their "pioneering work" on synthetic gene circuits, which "established the field of synthetic biology."
Other possible nominees are medicinal chemist Shankar Balasubramanian and biophysical chemist David Klenerman for their co-invention of next-generation DNA sequencing that has "revolutionized" biological research, APA reports citing TASS.
The prize may also go to the head of the Innovation Center of NanoMedicine Kazunori Kataoka (the University of Tokyo in Japan), the head of the biochemistry and pharmacology center of the Northeastern University in the US Vladimir Torchilin and a polymer chemist from Texas A&M University Karen Wooley for developing innovative methods of drug and gene targeting and delivery.
Swedish experts also believe that the prize may go to scientists working on major environmental projects or in the climate research area, such as the pioneer of the so-called green chemistry, Paul Anastas.