Sir Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

Sir Venkatraman Ramakrishnan


Nobel Laureate Sir Venkatraman Ramakrishnan has been confirmed as President Elect of the Royal Society.

His appointment was confirmed by the society’s council meet on 19 March 2015 and will assume the charge on 1 December 2015.

He will succeed eminent geneticist Sir Paul Nurse who had taken on the role in 2010 and will step down after the customary 5-year term.

In 2009, Ramakrishnan was awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry for discovering the precise structure of ribosomes i.e. the molecular machines that manufacture proteins inside all living cells. He shared this Prize with Tom Steitz and Ada Yonath.


About Royal Society:

It is a self-governing fellowship society of the world’s most distinguished scientists drawn from all areas of science, medicine and engineering.

Established: 1660.

Purpose: To support excellence in science, and to encourage its use for the benefit of humanity.



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