Venki Ramakrishnan

Photograph of Venki Ramakrishnan

Dr Venkatraman “Venki” Ramakrishnan PRS was nominated by the British Museum for appointment to the British Library Board for four years from 15 June 2020.

Venki is a Nobel Prize-winning biologist whose many scientific contributions include his work on the atomic structure of the ribosome, chromatin structure and X-ray crystallography. He received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2012 for his work on ribosomal structure.

Dr Ramakrishnan is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina and EMBO, as well as a Foreign Member of the Indian National Science Academy. He is a fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge and was elected in 2015 as President of the Royal Society for a five-year term. He received a knighthood in 2012.