|University of Lausanne|
|1973||University of Basel, Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland|
Area:cryo-electron microscopy, cryo-electron tomography, cryo-electron microscopy of vitreous sections
Jacques Dubochet (born 8 June 1942) is a retired Swiss biophysicist. He is a former employee of EMBL Heidelberg and a professor at the University of Lausanne (1987-2007).
He shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry together with Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson in 2017 "for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution".
Jacques Dubochet got the Certificate of Molecular Biology at Geneva in 1969 and began to study electron microscopy of DNA. In 1973, he completed his thesis in biophysics at University of Geneva and University of Basle.
During his career, Jacques Dubochet developed technologies in cryo-electron microscopy, cryo-electron tomography and cryo-electron microscopy of vitreous sections. These technologies are used to image individual biological structures such as protein complexes or virus particles.