The Nobel prize in chemistry has been awarded to Jacques Dubochet, University of Lausanne, Switzerland, Joachim Frank, Columbia University, New York, USA, and Richard Henderson, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK, for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution.

https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/chemistry/laureates/2017/press.html

Interview  in C& E News https://cen.acs.org/articles/95/web/2017/10/Cryo-electron-microscopy-inn...

Interview in Helsingin Sanomat https://www.hs.fi/tiede/art-2000005394534.html

Interview about all of the Nobel prizes in Helsingin Sanomat TV https://www.hs.fi/tiede/art-2000005401270.html

History of the high points of the field written by Peter Brzezinski of the Nobel Committee for Chemistry advanced-chemistryprize2017

 

Determining the structure of a virus without having to isolate it from cells first is the dream of many scientists. Helen Duyvesteyn and her colleagues from the University of Oxford, Diamond Light Source and the University of Helsinki are working to make this dream come true.

In their recent study (Scientific Reports doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-21693-3), the researchers described how viruses grew and formed crystalline arrays inside cells.

http://medicalphysicsweb.org/cws/article/research/71329

Uutinen Helsingin Sanomien Tiede sivuilla työstä, jota Prof. Sarah Butcherin tutkimusryhmä tekee rinovirusten parissa.

https://www.hs.fi/tiede/art-2000005611338.html