Jacques Dubochet

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Jacques Dubochet
Dubochet in 2017
Born (1942-06-08) 8 June 1942 (age 81)
EducationÉcole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (BS)
University of Geneva (MS)
University of Geneva (PhD) University of Basel (PhD)
Known forCryo-electron microscopy
AwardsNobel Prize in Chemistry (2017)
Scientific career
FieldsStructural biology
Cryo-electron microscopy
InstitutionsEuropean Molecular Biology Laboratory (1978-1987)
University of Lausanne (since 1987)
ThesisContribution to the use of dark-field electron microscopy in biology (1974)
Doctoral advisorEduard Kellenberger

Jacques Dubochet (born 8 June 1942)[1] is a retired Swiss biophysicist.[2][3] He was born in Aigle, Switzerland.

He is a former researcher at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany, and an honorary professor of biophysics at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland.[3][4]

In 2017, he received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry together with Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson "for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution".[5][6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Members' Directory - EMBL". www.embl.it. European Molecular Biology Laboratory. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  2. Dubochet, Jacques (February 2016). "A Reminiscence about Early Times of Vitreous Water in Electron Cryomicroscopy". Biophysical Journal. 110 (4): 756–757. Bibcode:2016BpJ...110..756D. doi:10.1016/j.bpj.2015.07.049. PMC 4775787. PMID 26362521.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Wilson, Rosemary; Gristwood, Alan (24 August 2015). "Science, society & serendipity". European Molecular Biology Laboratory. Archived from the original on 10 October 2018. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  4. "Nouveaux professeurs honoraires 2007" [New Honorary Professors] (PDF) (in French). University of Lausanne. p. 13. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 October 2017. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  5. "The 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry - Press Release". www.nobelprize.org. 4 October 2017. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  6. "Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded for Cryo-Electron Microscopy". The New York Times. 4 October 2017. Retrieved 4 October 2017.