Three experts have received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work on the cryo-electron microscope.

Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson claimed the prize for their work on the imaging technique that lets researchers see proteins and other large biomolecules with atomic precision.

The ability to capture images of biological molecules at atomic resolution not only helps scientists to understand their structures, but has helped explore biological processes by stitching together images taken at different points in time.

The information gleaned through cryo-electron microscopy is becoming widespread in the development of new drugs.

The following video describes their work.