Finally: a Nobel prize for the ribosome structure
This has been a topic of discussion since I was in grad school: when will the Nobel prize for the structure of the ribosome be finally awarded? Well, it finally has. Ada Yonath, Thomas Steitz and Venkatraman Ramakrishnan received the Nobel for work that has spanned three decades and an equal number of continents.
First, a victory dance:
Next, the scientific background:
And part of Ada Yonath’s model in this clip: