Richard Henderson shares 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The Nobel prize in chemistry has been awarded to three scientists, Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and the LMB’s Richard Henderson, for developing a technique to produce images of the molecules of life frozen in time.  The technique, called cryo-electron microscopy, allowed biomolecules to be visualised in their natural configuration for the first time, triggering a “revolution in biochemistry”, according to the Nobel committee. The latest versions of the technology mean scientists can record biochemical processes as they unfold in film-like sequences. More…