The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017 is awarded to Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson for the development of cryo-electron microscopy, which both simplifies and improves the imaging of biomolecules. This method has moved biochemistry into a new era.

Jacques Dubochet was born in 1942 in Switzerland. He works at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland.

Joachim Frank is a Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics and of Biological Sciences at Columbia University, and Distinguished Professor of the State University of New York at Albany. He was born in 1940 in Germany.

Richard Henderson is with Britain’s Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, England. Henderson was born in 1942 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

 

Source: www.nobelprize.org

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