Rockefeller University (RU) marked the 50th anniversary of the use of the electron microscope in cell biology with a symposium, entitled "Journey Into the Cell," March 16-18. Lectures and special events highlighted the past, pres-ent, and future of the discipline. The program was organized by RU professor and Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator Gnter Blobel, a 1993 Lasker Award winner, and emeritus cell biology professor Philip Siekevitz. The first electron microscope image of an intact cell was published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine in March 1945 (81[3]:233-46) by RU scientists Keith R. Porter and Albert Claude in collaboration with Ernest F. Fullam of New York-based Interchemical Corp. Claude, who died in 1983 at the age of 84, won the...

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