Japanese, US researchers share Nobel prize for chemistry

October 8th, 2008 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS  

Stockholm, Oct 8 (DPA) Three US-based researchers shared the Nobel prize for chemistry Wednesday, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said in Stockholm.The three - US based Japanese Osamu Shimomura and US citizens Martin Chalfie and Roger Y Tsien - were cited for “the discovery and development of the green fluorescent protein, GFP.”

The three share the prize worth 10 million kronor ($1.5 million).

The awards were to be presented Dec 10 in Stockholm on the anniversary of the death of Swedish industrialist and inventor of dynamite Alfred Novel who endowed the prize.

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