Women in stem project
BY john bush
Using x-ray crystallography the two teams of yonath and ramakrishnan calcuated the atomic structure of the small ribosomal subunit known as 30S, from the bacterium thermus thermophilas. Owing to the fundamental role of ribosomes, many antibiotics target them. The 2009 nobel prize for chemistry was shared betwwen three scientist, ada E. yonath.