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The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2007 to Gerhard Ertl of the Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany “for his studies of chemical processes on solid surfaces”.

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2007 is awarded for groundbreaking studies in surface chemistry.

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October 10th, 2007

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The 2007 Ig Nobel Chemistry prize winner was Mayu Yamamoto (International Medical Centre of Japan) for developing a way to extract vanillin (vanilla fragrance and flavour) from cow dung. The 2007 Ig Nobel Prize winners were announced 5th October 2007 and prizes prizes awarded at Harvard in America. To celebrate, a local ice cream bar put on a tasting session of a new flavour, Yum-A-Moto Vanilla Twist, concocted in honour of the 2007 Ig Nobel Chemistry Prize winner Mayu Yamamoto.

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October 9th, 2007

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The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2006 to Prof Roger D. Kornberg of Stanford University (Stanford, CA, USA) “for his studies of the molecular basis of eukaryotic transcription”.

In order for our bodies to make use of the information stored in the genes, a copy must first be made and transferred to the outer parts of the cells.

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October 4th, 2006

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