2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

The 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to Yoshinori Ohsumi, “for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy”. To mark the award, we present a Collection of research and review content from Nature Research, including key papers by Professor Ohsumi; our Nature News article also highlights Ohsumi's achievement. Autophagy is the vital process of degradation and recycling of cellular material that supports processes such as development and cell differentiation, and its disruption is linked to diseases including cancer and neurodegenerative disorders. 

Image credit: Image adapted by Emma Carter from Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology doi:10.1038/nrm4024