The official Crafoord Prize Lecture in honour of the Crafoord Laureate 2019.
Sallie W. Chisholm, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA, was awarded the Crafoord Prize in Biosciences 2019 “for the discovery and pioneering studies of the most abundant photosynthesising organism on Earth, Prochlorococcus”. The Prochlorococcus cyanobacteria is the smallest and most common oxygen-producing organism in the world. It dominates large areas of the World Ocean and is responsible for a considerable share of the photosynthesis on Earth, yet was entirely unknown until the 1980s. Sallie Chisholm is awarded the Crafoord Prize 2019 for her discovery of and research into this incredible organism.
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Presentation of the Crafoord Prize and the Crafoord Laurate
Ove Eriksson, Chairman of the Crafoord Prize Committee in Biosciences, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Tiny cell, global impact: A journey of discovery with a microbe from the sea
Sallie W. Chisholm, Crafoord Laureate 2019, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT, Cambridge, USA
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