THE LOUIS-JEANTET FOUNDATION FOR MEDICINE awards the three prize-winners a cumulative sum of 1.2 million Euros to carry out their new research projects. In addition each prize-winner receives a personal award of 75'000 Euros.
THE PRIZE-GIVING CEREMONY will take place in Geneva (Switzerland), on Friday April 11th, 2003.
Professor Wolfgang BAUMEISTER
Winner of the 2003 Louis-Jeantet Prize for medicine
Wolfgang Baumeister is the director of the Max-Planck Institute for Biochemistry and head of the Department of Structural Biology in Martinsried near Munich. Wolfgang Baumeister is a citizen of Germany. He was born in 1946.
The architecture of the cell is made of numerous membranes and protein complexes which, until recently, were impossible to visualise at high resolution in three dimensions. Scientists either took two-dimensional images of thin slices by electron microscope or they dis
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