On November 8, the University of Würzburg, Germany, is hosting a ceremony to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of X-rays by its Nobel-winning alumnus, Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen. To mark this event, the university is awarding three prizes-in the categories of biosciences, medicine, and physics-to outstanding researchers who have worked with X-rays in these fields. The awards will not be given again for 100 years.

Axel Brunger X-RAY VISIONARY: Axel Brünger studes the structure of membrane proteins using X-ray crystallography.

Axel Brünger, a professor of molecular biophysics and biochemistry at Yale University and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute associate investigator there, and Rolf W. Günther, a professor of diagnostic radiology at Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule in Aachen, Germany, are the recipients of the bioscience and medicine prizes, respectively. At press time, the winner of the physics award had not been announced.

Brünger's research focuses on the three-dimensional structures and...

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