Humberto Fernández-Morán (1924-1999) a Pioneer in Electron Ultra-Cryomicroscopy

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Rafael Romero Reverón


Humberto Fernández-Morán (1924-1999) a Venezuelan physician and biophysicist research, who developed the diamond knife. Furthermore he focused on improving the mechanical performance, accuracy and reliability of mocrotomes and ultramicrotomes which significantly advanced the development of electromagnetic lenses for electron microscopy based on superconducting technology. Promoter and founded of the Venezuelan Institute for Neurological and Brain Studies. He was a pioneer in electron ultra-cryomicroscopy field. Fernández-Morán taught and researched in University of Stockholm, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Massachussetts General Hospital and the University of Chicago. He worked with NASA for the Apollo project in the field of physic-chemical analysis of lunar rocks.

KEY WORDS: Humberto Fernández-Morán; Diamond knife; Electron ultra-cryomicroscopy.

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ROMERO, R. R. Humberto Fernández-Morán (1924-1999) a pioneer in electron ultra-cryomicroscopy. Int. J. Morphol., 39(6):1782-1786, 2021.