Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Nobel Prize in Chemistry...

..for the ribosome structure. A magnificent achievement and a beautiful, critical molecular machine. However, too many chemistry prizes have been given for solving structures using X-ray crystallography, rather than for really innovative work developing new fields, methods, or for some astounding discovery.

1 comment:

  1. I share your view-point.
    Solving the structure does require a lot of "clever" thinking to put together the right experimental conditions. but it really not "out-of-the-box" invention/discovery.