2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded to Dr. Joachim Frank

The Protein Society congratulates long-time supporter Joachim Frank, PhD,  winner of the Nobel Prize Chemistry 2017. He is a professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics and of biological sciences at Columbia University. Dr. Frank developed the necessary computational methods for reconstructing the three-dimensional shape of biological molecules from thousands of two-dimensional images of molecules, methods employed today by most structural biologists who use electron microscopy.

Dr. Frank was also an author for the Protein Science Special Issue on Cryo-Electron Microscopy.

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