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Venki Ramakrishnan
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Ramakrishnan in 2015
62nd President of the Royal Society
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Preceded by Paul Nurse
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Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

1952 (age 71–72)
Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
Vera Rosenberry
(m. 1975)
Children 1 son, 1 stepdaughter
Residence United Kingdom
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Scientific career
Thesis The Green Function Theory of the Ferroelectric Phase Transition in Potassium Dihydrogen-Phosphate (1976)
Doctoral advisor Tomoyasu Tanaka
Doctoral students Nathan James
  • Peter B. Moore
  • Aaron Klug
  • The Feynman Lectures on Physics

Venkatraman "Venki" Ramakrishnan (born 1952) is an Indian-born-American-British structural biologist. He received the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry together with Thomas A. Steitz and Ada E. Yonath for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome.

He was born in Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India.

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