For significant service to Science, particularly in the field of Electron Microscopy. His research included performing key experiments that culminated in the awarding of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry to his supervisor Professor Jacques Dubochet, and two of his colleagues in 2017’.
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Alasdair McDowall currently works at Caltech, a prestigious technical University in California, USA. He also holds Professor Emeritus status from the University of Queensland. He plans to retire later this year after 48 years researching and teaching in the field of structural biology and electron microscopy. To learn more about his work, please visit Caltech’s magazine here: https://magazine.caltech.edu/post/inside-story-alasdair-mcdowall.