Joachim Frank

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Joachim Frank
Joachim Frank under Nobel Prize press conference in Stockholm, December 2017
Born (1940-09-12) September 12, 1940 (age 83)
CitizenshipUnited States, Germany[1]
EducationUniversity of Freiburg (BS)
University of Munich (MS)
Max Planck Society
Technical University of Munich (PhD)
Known forSingle-particle cryo-electron microscopy
Ribosome structure and dynamics
Carol Saginaw (m. 1983)
ChildrenZe Frank & Mariel Frank
AwardsBenjamin Franklin Medal in Life Science (2014)
Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences (2017)
Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2017)
Scientific career
FieldsStructural biology
Cryo-electron microscopy
InstitutionsUniversity at Albany, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
ThesisUntersuchungen von elektronenmikroskopischen Aufnahmen hoher Auflösung mit Bilddifferenz- und Rekonstruktionsverfahren (1970)
Doctoral advisorWalter Hoppe
Other academic advisorsRobert M. Glaeser, Robert Nathan

Joachim Frank (born September 12, 1940) is a German-born American biophysicist at Columbia University. He is thought to be as the founder of single-particle cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM). He shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2017 with Jacques Dubochet and Richard Henderson.[2] He also made major works to structure and function of the ribosome from bacteria and eukaryotes.

References[change | change source]

  1. Frank, Joachim (2017), Curriculum Vitae Archived 2017-10-09 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved October 4, 2017.
  2. "The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017". The Nobel Foundation. October 4, 2017. Retrieved October 6, 2017.