Nobel Laureate Joachim Frank receives an Honorary PhD Degree of the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, in Mendoza, Argentina: A Journey from Freiburg to Argentina
Affiliation: Columbia University, New York, USA
Keywords: Joachim Frank, Nobel Prize, single-particle cryo-electron microscopy, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo Mendoza, Argentina, honorary PhD, Christoph Borner, Roland Mertelsmann, IMBS, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg Germany, Universidad de Buenos Aires
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Joachim Frank has discovered and developed single-particle cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM). He received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2017 which he shared with Jacques Dubochet and Richard Henderson. Using this unique technology, he made important contributions to the structure and function ribosomes from bacteria and eukaryotes. On March 6, 2019, Joachim Frank received an honorary PhD of the Universidad de Buenos Aires. In a very special event at the Faculty of Law at CUYO on March 8,2019, he also received an Honorary PhD Degree of the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo in Mendoza, Argentina. At this event he was also honoured by the Ambassadors of Germany and Switzerland.