Wednesday, October 08, 2008

New HHMI President Wins Nobel Prize

Roger Tsien Wins 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced this morning
that the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Roger
Y. Tsien, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator at
the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Osamu
Shimomura of the Marine Biological Laboratory, and Martin
Chalfie of Columbia University. The three were honored for
“the discovery and development of the green fluorescent
protein, GFP.”

For more background on Roger Tsien's research, including an
extensive biographical profile of Tsien, please visit the
HHMI web site at

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