Imaging molecules

Print edition : November 10, 2017

Richard Henderson, born in 1945 in Edinburgh, Scotland. PhD in 1969, Cambridge University, U.K. Programme Leader, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, U.K. Photo: REUTERS/TOBY MELVILLE

Jacques Dubochet, born in 1942 in Aigle, Switzerland. PhD in 1973, University of Geneva and University of Basel, Switzerland. Honorary Professor of biophysics, University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Photo: AP/Jean-Christophe Bott

Joachim Frank, born in 1940 in Siegen, Germany. PhD in 1970, Technical University of Munich, Germany. Professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics, Columbia University, New York, U.S. Photo: REUTERS/BRENDAN MCDERMID


Jacques Dubochet of Switzerland, Richard Henderson of the U.K. and Joachim Frank of the U.S. have been awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their contribution to cryo-electron microscopy, which enables high-resolution imaging of protein molecules.
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