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Michael Houghton
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Born 1949 (age 71–72)
Alma mater University of East Anglia (BSc)
King's College London (PhD)
Known for Hepatitis C
Hepatitis D
Awards Karl Landsteiner Memorial Award (1992)
Robert Koch Prize (1993)
William Beaumont Prize (1994)
Lasker Award (2000)
Gairdner Foundation International Award (2013 – declined)
Nobel Prize for Medicine (2020)
Scientific career
Fields Microbiology
Virology
Institutions University of Alberta
Chiron Corporation
Thesis RNA Polymerases and Transcription in the Chicken Oviduct (1977)

Michael Houghton (born 1949) is a British scientist. He co-discovered Hepatitis C in 1989. He also co-discovered the Hepatitis D genome in 1986.

He is the co-recipient of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine along with Harvey J. Alter and Charles M. Rice.

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