To bring awareness among masses in general and students in particular about biophysics discipline, the dept has put up the monograph of various biophysicists in the dept ,who have won the Nobel Prizes in medicine for their research activities:


Luigi Galvani an Italian biophysicst discovered bioelectricity,

Archibald Vivian Hill CH CBE FRS (26 September 1886 – 3 June 1977 )one of the founders of the diverse disciplines of biophysics. He shared the 1922 Nobel Prize in Medicine for his elucidation of the production of heat and mechanical work in muscle.

Georg von Békésy (1899 - 1972) Bekesy was Hungarian biophysicist who was able to observe the traveling waves along the basilar membrane that were produced by sound. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1961 for his this discovery

Lloyd Hodgkin with Huxley in 1963 won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for their work on nerve "action potentials

Sir Bernard Katz, FRS (26 March 1911 – 20 April 2003) was a German-born biophysicist He shared the Nobel Prize in  medicine in 1970 for his discovery that neurotransmitter release at synapses is "quantal

Allan MacLeod Cormack American physicist who won the 1979 Nobel Prize in Medicine for his work on x-ray computed tomography (CT).

 Sir Aaron Klug, (born August 11, 1926) is a Lithuanian-born[ British biophysicist, and winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize  for his development of crystallographic electron microscopy

Erwin Neher (born March 20, 1944 in Landsberg am Lech, Bavaria) is a German biophysicist. he was awarded the Nobel P .rize in Medicine in 1991 for the development of the patch-clamp technique[,

Jens Christian Skou; . professor of biophysics. In 1997 he received the Nobel Prize  for his discovery of Na+,K+-ATPase (Na+, K+ - PUMP)

Roderick MacKinnon (born 19 February 1956) is a professor of Molecular Neurobiology and Biophysics at Rockefeller University who won the Nobel Prize  together with Peter Agre in 2003 for his work on the structure and operation of ion channels.

Paul Christian Lauterbur (May 6, 1929 – March 27, 2007) who shared the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2003 with Peter Mansfield for his work which made the development of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) possible, he served as a professor of biophysics.,

Richard Axel, was awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize in Medicinefor their work on olfactory receptors. n Affiliate Professor of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Washington

 THOMAS A. STEITZ2009 Nobel Laureate for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome (worked in Molecular Biophysics laboratory)



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