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Aaron Klug

Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry

Born 11-08-1926 in Zelvas Lithuania

Aaron Klug is a South African Nobel Prize winner. He received this prize 1982 for developing crystallographic electron microscopy and his structural elucidation of biologically. In 1988 Klug was knighted.

Professional details

Current Position(s)

Joint Head | British Medical Council's Molecular Biology Unit | Cambridge University

Academia, Education and Training

Previous Position(s)

Educational history


University of Cape Town

Masters of Science

University of Cape Town

Awarded in 1997

Honorary Doctorate of Science

Trinity College London

Completed 1953

Doctor of Science



Order of Mapungubwe (gold) | 2005

Exceptional Achievements in Medical Science

Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize | 1981

Columbia University

Gold Medal of Merit | University of Cape Town

Nobel Prize in Chemistry | 1982



Advisory Council for the Campaign for Science and Engineering


Royal Society

President, 1995 - 2000

Royal Society

Fellow, 1969 - present

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