Ben Feringa, Nobel Prize in Chemistry laureate

6. 5. 2017

He builds machines that are thousand times smaller than a width of a hair. And with them he might cause revolution in medicine and in other fields. Professor Ben Feringa, laureate of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He managed to construct nanocars that can drive and could in the future for example deliver drugs inside the body. The system could also help in the fight against antibiotics resistance. How exactly? And how do you build a car out of individual molecules?

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Ben Feringa, 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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