The Nobel Prize in Chemistry has just been awarded to Jacques Dubochet, Jacques Dubochet Born 8 June 1942 is a retired Swiss biophysicist. He is a former researcher at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany, and an honorary professor of biophysics at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland.
From 1978 to 1987, Jacques Dubochet was group leader at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, then part of West Germany. From 1987 to 2007, he was professor at the University of Lausanne. In 2007, at 65 years old, he retired and became an honorary professor at the University of Lausanne.
During his Career, Jacques Dubochet Developed Technologies in cryo-electron microscopy, cryo-electron tomography and cryo-electron microscopy of vitreous sections. These technologies are used to image individual biological structures such as Protein Complexes or virus particles. At Lausanne he took part in initiatives to make scientists more aware of social issues.
Dubochet is a member of the Social Democratic Party of Switzerland, and a member of the municipal parliament of Morges, where he holds a seat on the supervisory committee.
In 2017, He Received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry together with Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson "for Developing cryo-electron Microscopy for the high-resolution structure Determination of Biomolecules in Solution.