Joachim Frank has just been announced as the joint winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, alongside Jacques Dubochet and Richard Henderson. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences explained:
We may soon have detailed images of life’s complex machineries in atomic resolution. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017 is awarded to Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson for the development of cryo-electron microscopy, which both simplifies and improves the imaging of biomolecules. This method has moved biochemistry into a new era.
From Oxford University Press and the Oxford Scholarship Online team, we'd like to extend our sincere congratulations to all the winners. To celebrate this amazing accolade, we've made the first chapter to Joachim Frank's book, Three-Dimensional Electron Microscopy of Macromolecular Assemblies freely available for a limited time on Oxford Scholarship Online.