2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry - Expectations and Opinions

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ISamson
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Hello,

I have heard that the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry is going to be announced in the next few months. Do you know about any interesting and/or useful discoveries that chemistry achieved worth the Nobel Prize in your opinion?
Thanks.
 

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The Nobel Prizes are announced at the beginning of October, in just a few weeks:
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine - Monday 2 October, 11:30 a.m. at the earliest
The Nobel Prize in Physics - Tuesday 3 October, 11:45 a.m. at the earliest
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry - Wednesday 4 October, 11:45 a.m. at the earliest
The Nobel Peace Prize - Friday 6 October, 11:00 a.m.
The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel - Monday 9 October, 11:45 a.m. at the earliest
https://www.nobelprize.org/

In the past, various blogs have posted predictions (to varying degrees of success) of the Nobel Prize winners. For example, see:
http://blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/archives/2016/10/03/nobel-season-2016
http://wavefunction.fieldofscience.com/2016/09/2016-nobel-prize-predictions.html
http://cen.acs.org/articles/94/web/2016/10/Who-will-win-2016-Nobel-Prize-Chemistry.html
http://blog.chembark.com/category/prizes-and-awards/nobel-predictions/
http://stateofinnovation.com/2016_citation-laureates-infographic

Not sure who I would pick as my prediction this year. Since last year's prize for molecular motors, this year's prize could have more of a biology focus. Of the top of my head, Doudna and Charpentier (and Zhang?) for the discovery (and application) of CRISPR to gene editing would be a good choice, though some might argue it could be too soon. Deisseroth (and Boyden) for optogenetics could be another option. Allis, Schreiber, and Grunstein for the discovery of the role of histone modifications in the regulation of gene expression is a favorite of mine, though that might fit better under physiology and medicine than chemistry.

Will probably post an "official" prediction later after I have more time to think.
 
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Will probably post an "official" prediction later after I have more time to think.
Could be a nice Insight! :)
 
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But we need more outsight sources.....
 
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