Nobel winner sir Venkatraman Ramakrishnan named as President of Britain’s Royal Society [ Current Affairs ]
Nobel winner Sir Venkatraman Ramakrishnan was named as the President of Britain’s prestigious Royal Society and he will replace geneticist Sir Paul Nurse (Nobel Laureate). Nickname of Sir Venkatraman Ramakrishnan is Venky who is scientist based at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge.
- Ramakrishnan studied how genetic information is translated by the ribosome to make proteins and the action of antibiotics on this process.
- In 2009, The Indian-American scientist Venkatraman Ramakrishnan received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry with Tom Steitz and Ada Yonath.
- In 2012, Ramakrishnan was awarded a knighthood and he also elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2003, and is also a member of the US National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina (the German Science Academy) and a Foreign Member of the Indian National Science Academy.
- Ramakrishnan completed graduation (B.SC in physics) from Baroda University, India and a PhD from Ohio University in the USA and He was born in Chidambaram in Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu.
- Ramakrishnan studied biology at the University of California, San Diego and worked as a post-doctoral fellow at Yale University.
- In 1660, The Royal Society was founded and it is a self-governing Fellowship of many of the world’s most distinguished scientists.
- Published on: March 23, 2015