British scientist scoops Nobel Prize for revolutionary microscope
05 Oct 2017



4 October 2017 - British biochemist Professor Richard Henderson has today been awarded a Nobel Prize in Chemistry, alongside Professors Jacques Dubochet and Joachim Frank, for their pioneering work with cool microscope technology.

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Congratulations to Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson on winning the 2017 Chemistry Nobel Prize "for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution":

The Collaborative Computational Project for electron cryo-electron microscopy (CCP-EM) supports users and developers in biological EM. The three principal aims are:

  • Build a UK community for computational aspects of cryo-EM. Provide a focus for the cryo-EM community to interact with CCP4/CCPN, and the broader international community.
  • Support the users of software for cryo-EM through dissemination of information on available software, and directed training.
  • Support for software developers including porting, testing, and distribution of software.

The creation of CCP-EM was supported through a 3-year Partnership Grant from the MRC (MR/J000825/1), and continued support is provided through a new 5-year Partnership Grant from the MRC (MR/N009614/1). Today’s Nobel Prize winner Prof Richard Henderson is a co-I on these grants and an invaluable mentor to efforts to develop this CCP in the growing area of biological cryo-EM.

Read the full press relase here.
Contact: Jones, Damian (STFC,DL,SC)