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.
Aaron Klug Integrated Centre for Biomolecular Structure and Function established by the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in 2013.
Sir Aaron Klug Distinguished Award Lecture instituted by Mississippi State Univers ity to honor and recognize Aaron Klug's pioneering discoveries in molecular structure-function.
Sir Aaron Klug Building, Granta Park, Cambridge, CB21 6GH
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