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Roger Yonchien Tsien (1952–2016)

Creator of a rainbow of fluorescent probes that lit up biology.
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Roger Tsien, who was awarded the 2008 Nobel Prize in chemistry, dies at 64

United States / Los Angeles : LA Times: Local

Roger Tsien, the exuberant and resourceful UC San Diego researcher who shared the 2008 Nobel Prize in chemistry for helping to find a more effective way to peer inside cells and organisms, has died. He was 64. Tsien passed away Aug....

Roger Y. Tsien, chemist shared Nobel for tool to research Alzheimer’s, dies at 64

News : Washington Post: Obituaries

He helped create fluorescent markers to track the advance of Alzheimer’s disease in the brain.

Roger Tsien (1952-2016): Tool builder extraordinaire

Academics / Chemistry : The Curious Wavefunction

The scientific world is noting with sadness the unexpected passing of Roger Tsien at the untimely age of 64. It's not clear what led to his demise but it seems to have happened on a bike trail in Oregon. Tsien is of course one of th...

Designing tiny molecules that glow in water to shed light on biological processes

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

"Finding a way to switch fluorescence inside cells is one of the main challenges in the development of fluorescent probes for bioimaging applications," Raymo says. "Our fluorescent switches can be operated in water efficiently, offe...

Symposium : A Revolution in Fluorescence Imaging

Academics / Neuroscience : Brain Windows

This coming Tuesday and Wednesday (Feb 17th & 18th) at UCSD, there will be a symposium honoring Roger Tsien, featuring presentations from 32 former and current members of the Tsien Lab. The topics are quite diverse, concentrated in ...


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