Martin Chalfie, winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, explains his work in New York
Martin Chalfie, winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, explains his work in New York October 8, 2008. Two Americans and a Japanese researcher won the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday for the discovery of a glowing jellyfish protein that makes cells, tissues and even organs light up -- a tool used by thousands of researchers around the world.
The 10 million Swedish crown ($1.4 million) prize recognizes Japanese-born Osamu Shimomura, now of the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory in Massachusetts, Chalfie of Columbia University in New York and Roger Tsien of the University of California, San Diego, for their discoveries with green fluorescent protein. REUTERS/Chip East (UNITED STATES)