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George Emil Palade
1974 Physiology or Medicine

* 1912 Iasi/Romania
+ 2008 Del Mar/California


George Emil Palade

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 biology,
the most notable discovery being the ribosomes of the endoplasmic reticulum which he first described in 1955.