Scottish Scientist wins Nobel Prize for Chemistry

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John Robertson
Scottish Scientist wins Nobel Prize for Chemistry

Along with two other European scientists, Jacques Dubochet and Joachim Frank, Scottish molecular biologist Richard Henderson has won the Nobel prize in chemistry. Together they developed new ways of visualizing molecules. Here’s an extract from the Insider magazine report explaining their achievement: ‘Their technique, called cryo-electron microscopy, allows scientists to freeze biomolecules in action and “visualise processes they have never previously seen”, according to the Nobel statement. It means that molecules including bacteria and viruses can be examined in their…

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John Robertson
Scottish Scientist wins Nobel Prize for Chemistry