Jacques Dubochet

Nobel prize winning Swiss chemist

Jacques Dubochet (born 8 June 1942)[1] is a retired Swiss biophysicist.[2][3] He was born in Aigle, Switzerland.

Dubochet in 2017

He is a former researcher at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany, and an honorary professor of biophysics at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland.[3][4]

In 2017, he received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry together with Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson "for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution".[5][6]


  1. "Members' Directory - EMBL". www.embl.it. European Molecular Biology Laboratory. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  2. Dubochet, Jacques (February 2016). "A Reminiscence about Early Times of Vitreous Water in Electron Cryomicroscopy". Biophysical Journal. 110 (4): 756–757. Bibcode:2016BpJ...110..756D. doi:10.1016/j.bpj.2015.07.049.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Wilson, Rosemary; Gristwood, Alan. "Science, society & serendipity". European Molecular Biology Laboratory. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  4. "Nouveaux professeurs honoraires 2007" [New Honorary Professors] (PDF) (in French). University of Lausanne. p. 13. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  5. "The 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry - Press Release". www.nobelprize.org. 4 October 2017. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  6. "Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded for Cryo-Electron Microscopy". The New York Times. October 4, 2017. Retrieved 4 October 2017.