Sir Venki Ramakrishnan

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Sir Venki Ramakrishnan, Nobel prize laureate and President of the Royal Society, the UK’s premier science body.

Sir Venki received the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work that led to solving the atomic structure of the ribosome and has also worked on histone and chromatin structures, which help us to understand how DNA is organised in cells. Sir Venki is a Group Leader at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge. He was knighted in 2012 and his further awards include the Heatley Medal of the British Biochemical Society. He is a Member of the US National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina and EMBO, and a Foreign Member of the Indian National Science Academy.