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George E. Palade
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George Emil Palade

(1912-11-19)November 19, 1912
Iași, Romania
Died October 7, 2008(2008-10-07) (aged 95)
Nationality Romanian
Known for Ribosomes, Rough ER
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1995

George Emil Palade (November 19, 1912 – October 8, 2008) was a Romanian cell biologist. He is best known for the innovations in electron microscopy and cell fractionation which helped lay the foundations of modern molecular cell biology.

Palade was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1974. He won the award "for their discoveries concerning the structural and functional organization of the cell". He shared it with Albert Claude and Christian de Duve. Palade was described as "the most influential cell biologist ever"

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