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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2038

Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson win the 2017 Nobel prize in Chemistry

Stockholm, 05 October, (Asiantribune.com):

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017 has been 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.

Using cryo-electron microscopy, researchers can now freeze biomolecules midmovement and portray them at atomic resolution. This technology has taken biochemistry into a new era.

About the Nobel Laureate -

1. Jacques Dubochet, born 1942 in Aigle, Switzerland. Ph.D. 1973, University of Geneva and University of Basel, Switzerland. Honorary Professor of Biophysics, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
www.unil.ch/dee/en/home/menuinst/people/honorary-professors/prof-jacques...

2. Joachim Frank, born 1940 in Siegen, Germany. Ph.D. 1970, Technical University of Munich, Germany. Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics and of Biological Sciences, Columbia University, New York, USA.
http://franklab.cpmc.columbia.edu/franklab/

3. Richard Henderson, born 1945 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Ph.D. 1969, Cambridge University, UK. Programme Leader, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK.
www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/groups/rh15/

Prize amount: 9 million Swedish krona, to be shared equally between the Laureates.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, founded in 1739, is an independent organization whose overall objective is to promote the sciences and strengthen their influence in society.

The Academy takes special responsibility for the natural sciences and mathematics, but endeavors to promote the exchange of ideas between various disciplines.

Other Nobel Prizes to be announced

Thursday 5 October, 1.00 p.m. - The Nobel Prize in Literature

The Swedish Academy (Svenska Akademien), Börssalen, Källargränd 4, Stockholm.

The prize will be announced by Sara Danius, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy.

Friday 6 October, 11:00 a.m. The Nobel Peace Prize

The Norwegian Nobel Committee, The Norwegian Nobel Institute (Norska Nobelinstitutet), Store Sal, Henrik Ibsens gate 51, Oslo.

The prize will be announced by Berit Reiss-Andersen, Chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee.

Monday 9 October, 11:45 a.m. - The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Sessionssalen, Lilla Frescativägen 4A, Stockholm.

The prize will be announced by Göran K. Hansson, Secretary General of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Times listed are local time in Sweden.

- Asian Tribune -

Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson win the 2017 Nobel prize in  Chemistry
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