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Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, India-born US citizen whose pioneering work in molecular biology won him the 2009 Nobel Prize in chemistry, has been honoured with a knighthood. This has been given by the royal establishment in recognition of achievements by foreigners based in Britain.
58-year-old Ramakrishnan, known to most as Venki, is based at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge. He is getting knighted with two other foreign-born Nobel Laureates, Professors Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov of Russia.
Profs. Geim and Novoselov, the joint winners of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics, are working at the University of Manchester.