Eric Betzig, Nobel Prize in Chemistry laureate

26. 11. 2016

He says he had two mid-life crisis. The first one when he got an idea and the second one when he implemented it. Today he is Nobel Prize laureate - professor Eric Betzig came up with a method that makes is possible to watch throught optical microscopes things that are only few nanometers big. One nanometer equals one bilionth of a meter. Scientist can now for example see proteins responsible for development of Alzheimer’s or Parkinson‘s disease. He was also able to surpass his own recognised research. He recieved the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry and yet he says "I certainly don‘t know any chemistry".

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Eric Betzig, inventor, Nobel Prize in Chemistry laureate

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Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

19. 10. 2019

He defected from physics to biology and eventually ended up with Nobel Prize in chemistry. He received the Prize in 2009 for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome, the factory in our cells that makes proteins, the workers of our body - Venkatraman Ramakrishnan. Chairman of the British Royal Society, a position that was previously held for example by Isaac Newton. How can research of the ribosome help us fight antibiotic resistance? What makes ribosome so fascinating and why when he was a little boy he didnt understand children around him at all?

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