Just In: Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to 3 for cryo-electron microscopy

The award went to Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson

 


The Nobel Prize in Chemistry was won by three researchers for the development of cryo-electron microscopy – a method for simplifying and improving the imaging of biomolecules.

Source: The Associated Press

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced the winners, Jacques Dubochet from Switzerland, German-born Joachim Frank and Brit Richard Henderson, as winners of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Cryo-electron microscopy, the Academy explained is “a cool method for imaging the molecules of life.”