Update: Chemistry Professor Wins Prize for Imaging Techniques

Professor of chemistry and chemical biology X. Sunney Xie, whose work is detailed in the cover story of our current issue, has won the Berthold Leibinger Research Prize for laser technology...

Professor of chemistry and chemical biology X. Sunney Xie, whose work is detailed in the cover story of our current issue, has won the Berthold Leibinger Research Prize for laser technology.

Xie's lab has produced a real-time, molecule-by-molecule movie of protein production in live cells. Xie also developed a technique called CARS (coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering) microscopy, used in identifying tumors and monitoring cell metabolism.

Read more about the prize here.

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