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Aaron Klug

Aaron Klug

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1982

Crystallographic electron microscopy. Biologically important nucleic acid-protein complexes' structural elucidation. Viruses' 3D imaging. Zinc fingers.

"Saw Rosalind Franklin’s beautiful tobacco mosaic virus’ X-ray photographs. From then on my fate was sealed."

"Aaron could see colleagues' strengths, weaknesses in observations; inspired them to conduct more rigorous, adventurous research." - Richard Henderson.

Nobel Prize, Cash and Philanthropy

Aaron Klug was asked as to what he planned to do with the Nobel Prize cash. He replied that after 30 yrs. he will buy a new bicycle.

Photo Bogaerts, Rob, Anefo, Dutch National Archives; Wikipedia.

Name: Aaron Klug
Birth: 11 August 1926, Zelvas, Lithuania
Death: 20 November 2018
Affiliation: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Role: "for his development of crystallographic electron microscopy and his structural elucidation of biologically important nucleic acid-protein complexes."
Education, Mentor: PhD Cambridge, Cavendish Laboratory of Physics, 1953, supervisor D. R. Hartree, Thesis: ‘The kinetics of phase changes in solids’.
M.Sc. University of Cape Town 1946
B.Sc. University of Witwatersrand 1945.
Pre-medical course University of Witwatersrand.
Durban High School, S. Africa.
Nobel Prize, Cash and Philanthropy