Here is a list of Nobel Chemistry Prize winners over the past 10 years, following the latest award on Wednesday

2014: Eric Betzig (US), William Moerner (US) and Stefan Hell (Germany) for the development of super-high-resolution fluorescence microscopy.

2013: Martin Karplus (US-Austria), Michael Levitt (US-Britain) and Arieh Warshel (US-Israel) for devising computer models to simulate chemical processes.

2012: Robert Lefkowitz (US) and Brian Kobilka (US) for studies of G-protein-coupled cell receptors.

2011: Daniel Schechtman (Israel) for the discovery of quasicrystals.

2010: Richard Heck (US) and Ei-ichi Negishi and Akira Suzuki (Japan) for work on palladium-catalysed cross couplings in organic synthesis.

2009: Venkatraman Ramakrishnan and Thomas Steitz (US), Ada Yonath (Israel) for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome molecular machine within cells.

2008: Osamu Shimomura (Japan), Martin Chalfie and Roger Tsien (US) for the discovery and development of the green fluorescent protein, GFP.

2007: Gerhard Ertl (Germany) for his studies of chemical processes on solid surfaces.

2006: Roger Kornberg (US) for his studies of the molecular basis of eukaryotic transcription.

2005: Yves Chauvin (France), Robert H. Grubbs and Richard R. Schrock (US) for the development of the metathesis method in organic synthesis.