On This Day In Chemistry

February 1st

Chinese American biochemist Roger Yonchien Tsien was born on 1 February 1952

He shares the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Osamu Shimomura and Martin Chalfie for their discovery of the green fluorescent protein (GFP). GFP is a protein that glows bright green in the presence of blue light and is found in Aequorea victoria jellyfish.

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