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Venki Ramakrishnan
(5 Apr 1952 - )

Indian-English molecular biologist who was awarded a share of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, "for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome”. He later became president of Britain’s Royal Society.

Science Quotes by Venki Ramakrishnan (1 quote)

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Oxygen is the vital ingredient for the survival of every cell in our bodies. Too little–or too much–can spell disaster. Understanding how evolution has equipped cells to detect and respond to fluctuating oxygen levels helps answer fundamental questions.
— Venki Ramakrishnan
Commenting on the significance of the work by new Nobel Prize winner, Gregg Semenza. As quoted in Reuters online article, Niklas Pollard and Kate Kelland, 'Nobel Medicine Prize won by doctors for work on cells’ response to oxygen' (2019).
Science quotes on:  |  Cell (146)  |  Detection (19)  |  Disaster (58)  |  Evolution (635)  |  Fluctuation (15)  |  Ingredient (16)  |  Oxygen (77)  |  Respond (14)  |  Survival (105)  |  Understanding (527)  |  Vital (89)


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  • Gene Machine: The Race to Decipher the Secrets of the Ribosome, by Venki Ramakrishnan. - book suggestion.

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