Nobel Prize – Chemistry

The winners of Nobel prize 2009 are Venkatraman Ramakrishnan , United States, Thomas A. Steitz United States, Ada E. Yonath Israel “for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome”

Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
  • Born 1952 in Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu
  • He is a structural biologist at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology of the Medical Research Council located in Cambridge, England.
  • He is a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.
  • Ramakrishnan is a Fellow of the Royal Society.
  • His residence is in United Kingdom
  • Citizenship United States
  • Known for Bio-crystallography

Thomas A. Steitz :

  • Thomas Arthur Steitz (born August 23, 1940) is a Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Ada E. Yonath:

  • Ada E. Yonath (born 1939) is an Israeli crystallographer best known for her pioneering work on the structure of ribosome.
  • She is the current director of the Helen and Milton A. Kimmelman Center for Biomolecular Structure and Assembly of the Weizmann Institute of Science.


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