Nobel Prizes in the News


Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank, and Richard Henderson received the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. 

They advanced the technique of cryo-electron microscopy to determine biomolecule structures. [source:]




2017 structural science "From x to e" 

Chemistry World, 13 October 2017

There have been at least 22 Nobel Prizes awarded for advances in x-ray diffraction; this article describes how electron diffraction expands structural science to molecules that don't crystallize. At the 2017 ACA meeting cryo-electron microscopy was featured in the Transactions session chaired by Stephen Burley and Michael Rossmann.


Remembering Ahmed H. Zewail (1946-2016) 

Structural Dynamics 3, 040401 (2016); doi: 10.1063/1.4961968

It is with great sorrow that we heard of the passing away of Ahmed H. Zewail, the father of Femtochemistry and the pioneer of ultrafast electron-based Science, on August 2, 2016.


The 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Ada Yonath, Thomas Steitz and Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

RefleXions, Winter 2009

Ada Yonath, Thomas Steitz and Venkatraman Ramakrishnan were born over a decade apart in different parts of the world. They had different childhoods and role models, but over the years, their lives moved closer and closer together.