Nobel Prize 2017: Cryo-Electron Microscopy Developers Trio Honoured With Chemistry Award

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| October 4 , 2017 , 16:43 IST

The prestigious literary awards which opened with the medicine prize, following by the award in physics bagged by the US-based physicians for the discovering gravitational waves have found the winners for its chemistry award.

Three British scientists named Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson were awarded the prize in Chemistry for their contribution in developing a technique to produce detailed images of life’s complex molecular machinery.

The three Awardees have developed a method for visualising biomolecules in high definition. The technique of studying the life-building structures is called cryo-electron microscopy, which has brought revolution in the field of biochemistry. 

While announcing the winners, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences stated that their research "both simplifies and improves the imaging of biomolecules," and their work "has moved biochemistry into a new era."

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While Jacques is affiliated with the University of Lausanne in Switzerland; Joachim Frank has worked with the Columbia University in New York and Richard Henderson with the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, England.

The trio was presented with the prize money of 9 million Swedish crowns ($1.1 million) which will be split into three equals.

The awards which started in 1901 as per the will of dynamite businessman, Alfred Nobel honour the extra-ordinary laureates for their great achievements in the field of science, literature and peace.

Sameen Ahmed Khan

Heartiest Congratulations!!! From Sameen Ahmed KHAN, College of Arts and Applied Sciences, Dhofar University, Salalah, Sultanate of OMAN.