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George Emil Palade
* 1912 Iasi/Romania
+ 2008 Del Mar/California
George Emil Palade was a Romanian-American cell biologist.
In 1974 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine
along with Albert Claude and Christian de Duve.
The prize was granted for his innovations in electron microscopy
and cell fractionation
which together laid the foundations of modern molecular cell
the most notable discovery being the ribosomes of the endoplasmic
reticulum – which he first described in 1955.