2015. Stanford University. USA. W.E. Moerner, 2014 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry. Here he shines a light through a test tube to make densely packed molecules appear. He won the Nobel Prize for helping to develop microscopy techniques that allow scientists to visualize living cells at the molecular level. This technique is central to modern research and medicine. Implications for human health: Prior to Moerner's work, no one had ever actually seen a molecule. Once they became visible at the smallest scale, it opened up new possibilities for drug development and disease management.