Shi Yigong

Institution
Tsinghua University

Country
China

Field
Life Sciences

A structural biologist, Shi received the 2017 Future Science Prize for his studies that produced high-resolution structures of the spliceosome, a protein complex essential for mRNA processing. Using cryo-electron microscopy, Shi was able to observe the active site of the spliceosome and thereby determine how mRNA matures in the spliceosome.

(Photo: Rita Allen Foundation)

AWARDS
  • 2017 Future Science Prize

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