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The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017
Born: 8 June 1942, Aigle, Switzerland
Affiliation at the time of the award: University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
Prize motivation: "for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution."
Prize share: 1/3
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