New Nobel Lab 360°: Brian Kobilka

Patricia Edema

New Nobel Lab 360°: Brian Kobilka

Brian Kobilka, 2012 Nobel laureate in chemistry, takes you on a fascinating tour through his laboratory.Brian Kobilka, 2012 Nobel laureate in chemistry, takes you on a fascinating tour through his laboratory.

Ashutosh Jogalekar

The quiet American

In conversation Brian Kobilka is shy, self-effacing, modest and mild-mannered. In his work he is a tour de force of science who has chipped away at an unyielding problem for more than twenty years until it gave way and got him the Nobel Prize. Kobilka and his fellow prizewinner Robert Lefkowitz were honored for their […]

Akshat Rathi

Nobel Prize-winning science from llamas to rejections

Brian Kobilka of Stanford University won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2012 for work on G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), which are main targets for making new drugs. GPCRs sit on cell walls and are involved in conveying chemical messages from outside the cell to the inside. If cells gets the message wrong, it may […]

Thomas Letzel

GPCR und der Nobelpreis 2012 für Chemie

Gestern morgen startete Brian K. Kobilka, seines Zeichens Nobelpreisträger 2012 für Chemie, die offizielle Vortragsreihe des 63. Tagung der Nobelpreisträger in Lindau. Schon an der großen Anzahl an Kameras und Journalisten konnte man erkennen, dass ein aktueller Nobelpreis und somit ein neuer Redner großes öffentliches Interesse generiert. Und Brian K. Kobilka enttäuschte die große Zuhörerschaft […]

Ashutosh Jogalekar

Brian and Bob’s GPCR symphony

Brian Kobilka and Robert Lefkowitz received the 2012 Nobel Prize in chemistry for telling us how the molecular musicians in living organisms play the tune of life. Almost any molecular mechanism in our body provides an illuminating example of a superbly choreographed ballet, but Kobilka and Lefkowitz shed light on the motions of one of […]

Ashutosh Jogalekar

Mountains Beyond Mountains

The scientist, by the very nature of his commitment, creates more and more questions, never fewer.  Indeed, the measure of our intellectual maturity is our capacity to feel less and less satisfied with our answers to better problems.- G.W. Allport,Becoming, 1955 Science in the popular mind consists of a series of "Eureka!" moments. Such moments […]