Renowned structural chemist Professor Sir Chris Dobson dies
Professor Sir Chris Dobson, a renowned structural chemist, has died. Chris was an innovative chemist who significantly advanced global understanding of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. Using experimental computational and theoretical approaches, he studied misfolded proteins such as amyloid proteins with the objective of identifying new methods for disease prevention. Chris was elected as Master of St. John's College Cambridge in 2007 and remained in post until his death. He will be remembered as an outstanding scientist and humanitarian who mentored many young academics to fulfil their career aims.
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Instruct-ERIC workshop on Computational Approaches in Integration of Structural Biology Techniques
On October 8 – 10, the Institute of Biotechnology of the Czech Academy of Sciences organised an Instruct – ERIC workshop on Computational Approaches in Integration of Structural Biology Techniques.
The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Is awarded to John Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino “for the development of lithium-ion batteries”.
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2019
is awarded jointly to William G. Kaelin Jr, Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza “for their discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability.”
The Nobel Prize in Physics 2019
is awarded ”for contributions to our understanding of the evolution of the universe and Earth’s place in the cosmos”, with one half to James Peebles “for theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology” and the other half jointly to Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz “for the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star.”