George Emil Palade

Romanian born, cell biologist, physicist and Nobel laureate

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.

George E. Palade
Palade on a 2016 Romanian stamp
George Emil Palade

(1912-11-19)November 19, 1912[1]
DiedOctober 7, 2008(2008-10-07) (aged 95)[1]
Known forRibosomes, Rough ER
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1995

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.[1] Palade was described as "the most influential cell biologist ever"[2]

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  2. "Prof. George Palade: Nobel prize-winner whose work laid the foundations for modern molecular cell biology". The Independent. Retrieved 2014-03-19.