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Tsien is one of three to share Nobel in chemistry

Roger Tsien, professor of pharmacology at the University of California, San Diego is one of three scientists who have won this year's Nobel Prize in chemistry. Tsien is an author of two papers on fluorescent proteins in the BiOS symposium at SPIE Photonics West 2009 in San Jose, CA, in January, has presented and served on program committees at past SPIE events, and has published several papers with SPIE.

The prize was awarded to Tsien, Osamu Shimomura, emeritus professor at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA, and Martin Chalfie of Columbia University, NY, for utilizing the ability of some jellyfish to glow green as a tool for observing protein activity in living cells.

Read the New York Times article