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Nobel Winner Joachim Frank Coming to UAlbany

ALBANY, N.Y. (March 1, 2018) — Nobel Prize winner Joachim Frank, a chemist, former UAlbany professor and creative writer, will be visiting the Uptown Campus on Tuesday, March 6.
Joachim Frank, a SUNY distinguished professor, was on the UAlbany faculty from 1985-2008.

Frank, a SUNY distinguished professor on the faculty of Biomedical Sciences from 1985-2008, is one of three scientists who won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

At 4:15 p.m. Tuesday in the D’Ambra Auditorium, Life Sciences Building, Frank will be the guest speaker for a discussion and Q&A about his life in the arts and sciences.

At 7:20 p.m. on Tuesday, he’ll host another conversation in the Huxley Theatre of the New York State Museum’s Cultural Education Center, in the Empire State Plaza, Albany.

Both events, free and open to the public, are cosponsored by the NYS Writers Institute, UAlbany’s Life Sciences Research InitiativeThe RNA Institute, the State Education Department’s Office of Cultural Education, the Friends of the New York State Library, and the UAlbany Emeritus Center.

Frank, founder of the field of single-particle cryo-electron microscopy, shared the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Jacques Dubochet and Richard Henderson for developing a technique to image biomolecules. Now on the faculty of Columbia University, Frank lived and worked in the Capital Region for more than three decades.

Along with his scientific pursuits, Frank is a published poet and fiction writer as well as a photographer. Much of his literary work appears on his website,

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