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TOMÁŠ CIHLÁŘ | Learn more about the biochemist known for his role in the development of remdesivir Tomáš Cihlář, recent laureate of the 2020 Neuron Prize for Important Scientific Discovery in the field of medicine. He received the prize for lifelong research into the antiviral nucleotide analogs. He is leading a team of scientists in Gilead working on new substances for the treatment of HIV, viral hepatitis B and other viral diseases.
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