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The development of cryo-EM and how it has advanced microbiology

The 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Jacques Dubochet, Richard Henderson and Joachim Frank for the development of cryo-electron microscopy, a technique for high-resolution structural determination of biomolecules in solution that has provided unprecedented insight into the biology of microorganisms.

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    • Catherine M. Oikonomou
    •  & Grant J. Jensen
  2. Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Pasadena, CA, USA

    • Grant J. Jensen

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