On October 5, 84-year-old Chinese scientist Tu Youyou earned the Nobel Prize for medicine, almost 50 years after she discovered artemisinin—otherwise known as “humankind’s best defense” against malaria.
The Humanity in Science Award was created in 2015 to recognize outstanding developments in science that could change human lives for the better. There were many runners-up who did (and do!) amazing things for humanity. Recently, The Analytical Scientist sat down with each of them to catch up, and find out how their ventures have progressed in the last 12 months.