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Venki Ramakrishnan
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Ramakrishnan in 2015
62nd President of the Royal Society
Assumed office
2015
Preceded by Paul Nurse
Personal details
Born
Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

1952 (age 67–68)
Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India
Citizenship
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
Spouse(s)
Vera Rosenberry (m. 1975)
Children 1 son, 1 stepdaughter
Residence United Kingdom
Alma mater
Known for
Awards
Scientific career
Fields
Institutions
Thesis The Green Function Theory of the Ferroelectric Phase Transition in Potassium Dihydrogen-Phosphate (1976)
Doctoral advisor Tomoyasu Tanaka
Doctoral students Nathan James
Influences
  • 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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