Who is the Indian-American among this year's Nobel laureates in Chemistry ? What he discovered ?
Ramakrishnan shares the Chemistry Nobel prize of 1.4 million award with Thomas Steitz of the US and Ada Yonath of Israel. The 57-year-old Indian origin scientist hails from the town of Chidambaram in Tamil Nadu.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences honoured the scientists for their research in proving how different antibiotics bind to ribosomes. The trio used X-ray crystallography to map the position for each and every one of the hundreds of thousands of atoms that make up the ribosome. "These models are now used by scientists in order to develop new antibiotics, directly assisting the saving of lives and decreasing humanity's suffering," the academy said in its citation.
"An understanding of the ribosome's innermost workings is important for a scientific understanding of life. This knowledg ...more