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Banquet speech

George E. Palade’s speech at the Nobel Banquet, December 10, 1974 Your Majesty, Your Royal Highnesses, Ladies and Gentlemen, In the large domain of life sciences, Cell Biology is a field reborn. The last period in which it flourished was at the end of the last century, when light microscopes were brought up to the…

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Biographical

I was born in November 1912 in Jassy (Iasi), the old capital of Moldavia, the eastern province of Romania. My education was started in that city and was continued through a baccalaureate (continental style) at the “Al Hasdeu” Lyceum in Buzau. My father, Emil Palade, was professor of philosophy and my mother, Constanta Cantemir-Palade, was…

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Biographical

This autobiographical sketch of a life in science mainly focuses on a question I am now often asked – when and how did you know you wanted to be a scientist, and how did you become one? I am also asked by young scientists for advice I could impart from my own experiences and observations.…

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Childhood I was born on July 12, 1956 in Flushing, which is a neighborhood in the Borough of Queens, in New York City. My mother’s family was of German-English-Irish descent and lived in Queens, whereas my father’s family was of Italian descent and lived in the Bronx. I was the first born of five children,…

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Interview

Interview with Randy W. Schekman on 6 December 2013, during the Nobel Week in Stockholm, Sweden. Could you explain your Nobel Prize awarded work to young students? Randy Schekman: My work involves studying how protein molecules, which are the machines that operate life, how some of them are shipped outside of a cell, Almost all…

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In 1936, when I was born in the small Silesian village of Waltersdorf in the county of Sprottau in the then eastern part of Germany, now part of Poland, the fine structure of the cell was still an enigma. After 300 years of staring through light microscopes, essentially all that biologists had learned was that…

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Interview

Interview transcript Why don’t we start and say that this interview is in the Insel Halle during the Lindau meeting and I’m Sten Orrenius. And I have the pleasure of carrying out this discussion with Professor Christian de Duve who received the Nobel Prize in 1974 for discoveries concerning the structural and…

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