Nobel Prize for chemistry of life

“The 2009 chemistry Nobel Prize has been awarded to Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Thomas Steitz and Ada Yonath.
The prize is awarded for the study of the structure and function of the ribosome – the cell’s protein factory. The ribosome translates genetic code into proteins – which are the building blocks of all living organisms. It is also the main target of new antibiotics, which combat bacterial strains that have developed resistance to traditional antibiotic drugs. Professor Ramakrishnan is based at the Medical Research Council’s Molecular Biology Laboratory in Cambridge, UK.” More…