Discovery and development of the green fluorescent protein, GFP: the 2008 Nobel Prize

Roda, Aldo
March 2010
Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry;Mar2010, Vol. 396 Issue 5, p1619
Academic Journal
The article discusses the discovery and development of green fluorescent protein (GFP). According to the author, the discovery of GFP, along with its physical and chemical properties, translated the basic photochemistry and photophysics to conventional small organic fluorescent molecules to complex macromolecules. The article traces the history of GFP. It also announces that the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to scientists Osamu Shimomura, Martin Chalfie and Roger Y. Tsien for their discovery of GFP.


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