Joachim Frank will visit the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology on 12 June 2018 to give a lecture about his work within cryo-electron microscopy, which awarded him the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017.
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Joachim Frank is one of the researchers that developed cryo-electron microscopy; a revolutionising method that makes it possible to depict biomolecules. Researchers can now freeze biomolecules mid-movement and visualise processes they have never previously seen.
Joachim Frank’s special contribution is that he merged the fuzzy two-dimensional images from the microscope to one single clear three-dimensional visualisation of biological entities, such as proteins. The research is central for both the basic understanding of life’s chemistry and for the development of pharmaceuticals.
Joachim Frank is a professor at Columbia University, New York, USA. He shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Jaques Dubochet, University of Geneva, and Richard Henderson, Cambridge University.
The lecture is open to employees, students and the general public.