Awards & Winners

George Emil Palade

Date of Birth 19-November-1912
Place of Birth Iași
(Romania, Iași County, Iași metropolitan area)
Nationality Romania, United States of America
Also know as Dr. George Emil Palade, George Palade
Profession Physician
George Emil Palade was a Romanian cell biologist. He was described as "the most influential cell biologist ever", in 1974 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine, together with Albert Claude and Christian de Duve. The prize was granted for his innovations in electron microscopy and cell fractionation which together laid the foundations of modern molecular cell biology., the most notable discovery being the ribosomes of the endoplasmic reticulum – which he first described in 1955. Palade also received the U.S. National Medal of Science in Biological Sciences for "pioneering discoveries of a host of fundamental, highly organized structures in living cells" in 1986, and was previously elected a Member of the US National Academy of Science in 1961.

Awards by George Emil Palade

Check all the awards nominated and won by George Emil Palade.


National Medal of Science for Biological Sciences
(For pioneering discoveries of a host of fundamental, highly organized structures in living cells through studies combining electron microscopy and biochemistry. These contributions stimulated the growth of the field of cell biology, which he continues to inspire through his own research and leadership active collaboration, and the training of new investigators.)


Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
(for their discoveries concerning the structural and functional organization of the cell)


Gairdner Foundation International Award
(In recognition of his many contributions to the development of methods of preparing cells and tissues so that subcellular components could be adequately preserved and visualized in the electron microscope, and to his pioneering use of these methods to develop knowledge about structure and function of cellular components.)


Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research
(For his fundamental contributions to the electron microscopy of biological materials.)