George Emil Palade Quotes

My father, Emil Palade, was professor of philosophy, and my mother, Constanta Cantemir-Palade, was a teacher. The family environment explains why I acquired early in life great respect for books, scholars and education.





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George Emil Palade
George Emil Palade
  • Born: November 19, 1912
  • Died: October 8, 2008
  • Nationality: Romanian, American
  • Profession: Scientist

George Emil Palade ForMemRS HonFRMS was a Romanian cell biologist. Described as "the most influential cell biologist ever", in 1974 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine along with Albert Claude and Christian de Duve. The prize was granted for his innovations in electron microscopy and cell fractionation which together laid the foundations of modern molecular cell biology, the most notable discovery being the ribosomes of the endoplasmic reticulum – which he first described in 1955.