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George Emil Palade
|George E. Palade|
George Emil Palade|
November 19, 1912
October 7, 2008 (aged 95)|
Del Mar, California, USA
Ribosomes, Rough ER|
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1995
George Emil Palade (November 19, 1912 – October 8, 2008) was a Romanian cell biologist. He is best known for the innovations in electron microscopy and cell fractionation which helped lay the foundations of modern molecular cell biology.
Palade was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1974. He won the award "for their discoveries concerning the structural and functional organization of the cell". He shared it with Albert Claude and Christian de Duve. Palade was described as "the most influential cell biologist ever"
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