Awards & Winners

Roger Y. Tsien

Date of Birth 01-February-1952
Place of Birth New York City
(New York, United States of America, Area code 917)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Roger Yonchien Tsien, 錢永健, 钱永健, Qián Yǒngjiàn
Profession Biochemist, Educator, Professor
Roger Yonchien Tsien is a Chinese American biochemist. He is a professor at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego. He was awarded the 2008 Nobel Prize in chemistry "for his discovery and development of the green fluorescent protein with two other chemists: Martin Chalfie of Columbia University and Osamu Shimomura of Boston University and Marine Biological Laboratory.

Awards by Roger Y. Tsien

Check all the awards nominated and won by Roger Y. Tsien.


Nobel Prize in Chemistry
(for the discovery and development of the green fluorescent protein, GFP)
E. B. Wilson Medal


Wolf Prize in Medicine
(For his seminal contribution to the design and biological application of novel fluorescent and photolabile molecules to analyze and perturb cell signal transduction.)
Keio Medical Science Prize
(Visualization and control of molecules within living cells.)


Gairdner Foundation International Award
(For the design, synthesis and use of molecules to measure and manipulate intracellular signalling.)