Humboldtian Honoured

Joachim Frank is the 55th researcher in the Humboldt Network to be awarded a Nobel Prize.

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Together with Jacques Dubochet and Richard Henderson, Frank received the most recent Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

The three were honoured for their development of cryo-electron microscopy, which improves the imaging of biomolecules. The method had moved biochemistry into a new era, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences noted in its statement announcing the award.

Born in Germany in 1940, the biophysicist Joachim Frank is one of the founding fathers of cryo-electron microscopy. For decades, he has been conducting research in the United States, currently at Columbia University in New York. In 1994, he received the Humboldt Research Award and cooperated with the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research in Heidelberg.

Joachim Frank ist der 55. Humboldtianer, der einen Nobelpreis erhalten hat.
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