Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

Nobel prize winning American and British structural biologist

Venkatraman "Venki" Ramakrishnan (born 1952)[2] is an Indian-born-American-British structural biologist. He received the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry together with Thomas A. Steitz and Ada E. Yonath for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome.[5]

Venki Ramakrishnan
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Ramakrishnan in 2015
62nd President of the Royal Society
Assumed office
Preceded byPaul Nurse
Personal details
Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

1952 (age 68–69)[1]
Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
Vera Rosenberry (m. 1975)
Children1 son, 1 stepdaughter[1]
ResidenceUnited Kingdom
Alma mater
Known for
Scientific career
ThesisThe Green Function Theory of the Ferroelectric Phase Transition in Potassium Dihydrogen-Phosphate (1976)
Doctoral advisorTomoyasu Tanaka[1]
Doctoral studentsNathan James

He was born in Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India.

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  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 "Venkatraman Ramakrishnan - Biography: From Chidambaram to Cambridge: A Life in Science". Stockholm. Archived from the original on 2015-04-18.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Anon (2015). Ramakrishnan, Sir Venkatraman. Who's Who (online Oxford University Press ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.U45543.   (subscription required)
  3. Louis-Jeantet Prize
  4. Cerf, Corinne; Lippens, Guy; Muyldermans, Serge; Segers, Alain; Ramakrishnan, V.; Wodak, Shoshana J.; Hallenga, Klaas; Wyns, Lode (1993). "Homo- and heteronuclear two-dimensional NMR". Biochemistry. 32 (42): 11345–11351. doi:10.1021/bi00093a011.
  5. "Venkatraman Ramakrishnan-Facts".