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Joachim Frank
Joachim Frank under Nobel Prize press conference in Stockholm, December 2017
Born (1940-09-12) September 12, 1940 (age 80)
Siegen, Germany
CitizenshipUnited States, Germany[1]
FieldsStructural biology
Cryo-electron microscopy
InstitutionsUniversity at Albany, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
Doctoral advisorWalter Hoppe
Other academic advisorsRobert M. Glaeser, Robert Nathan
Known forSingle-particle cryo-electron microscopy
Ribosome structure and dynamics
Notable awardsBenjamin Franklin Medal in Life Science (2014)
Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences (2017)
Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2017)
This person won a Nobel Prize
Joachim Frank (born September 12, 1940) is a German-born American biophysicist at Columbia University. He is thought to be as the founder of single-particle cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM). He shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2017 with Jacques Dubochet and Richard Henderson.[2] He also made major works to structure and function of the ribosome from bacteria and eukaryotes.


  1. Frank, Joachim (2017), Curriculum Vitae. Retrieved October 4, 2017.
  2. "The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017". The Nobel Foundation. October 4, 2017. Retrieved October 6, 2017.