Thursday, January 3, 2013

Moldova 2012 George Emil Palade

Moldova released a set of 4 stamps on 27 August 2012 featuring renowned personalities, Geroge Emil Palade (19 November 1912 – 8 October 2008) being one of them. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 1974, together with Albert Claude and Christian de Duve, 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. Palade also received the U.S. National Medal of Science in Biological Sciences in 1986 for "pioneering discoveries of a host of fundamental, highly organized structures in living cells".

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