Prof. Joachim Frank Columbia University and State University of New York at Albany, USA

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Joachim Frank is a Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics and of Biological Sciences at Columbia University, and Distinguished Professor at the State University of New York at Albany. He received his BS and Masters in Physics at the University of Freiburg and University of Munich, respectively. He obtained his... read morePhD from the Technical University of Munich. Dr. Frank is known for his development of single-particle reconstruction methods to investigate the structure and dynamics of macromolecular assemblies and for applications of these methods in the study of ribosomal function, which has advanced the understanding of translation. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Biophysical Society, and was invited by the Biophysical Society to give the National Lecture in 2005. In 2006, Dr. Frank was elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Academy for Microbiology. In 2017, Joachim Frank was awarded The Nobel Prize in Chemistry together with Jacques Dubochet and Richard Henderson "for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution".