Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Excellent!!: Nobel Prize for structure and function of the ribosome

It has been on everyone's list for number of years now, and this year it finally came true:

The 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was given to Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Thomas A. Steitz and Ada E. Yonath "for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome".


Here's a pic I took in a meeting in Bariloche, Argentina in '07, at a Gene Expression and RNA Processing meeting.

You can see two Nobel prize recipients here: Tom Cech (1989) and Tom Steitz (2009), both in Chemistry.

From left to right: Tom Cech, Tom Steitz, Joan Steitz

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