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Ada Yonath

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Ada E. Yonath (Hebrew: עדה יונת, pronounced [ˈada joˈnat]; born 22 June 1939) is a nobel laureate crystallographer best known for her pioneering work on the structure of ribosomes. She is the current director of the Helen and Milton A. Kimmelman Center for Biomolecular Structure and Assembly of the Weizmann Institute of Science. In 2009, Yonath received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry along with Venkatraman Ramakrishnan and Thomas A. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ada Yonath has received more than 317,750 page views. Her biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). Ada Yonath is the 40th most popular biologist, the 77th most popular biography from Israel and the most popular Israeli Biologist.

Ada Yonath is most famous for being the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2009 for her work in understanding the ribosome.

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Among biologists, Ada Yonath ranks 40 out of 841Before her are Harald zur Hausen, Albrecht Kossel, Karl von Frisch, Lazzaro Spallanzani, Christian de Duve, and Françoise Barré-Sinoussi. After her are Richard Owen, Nikolaas Tinbergen, René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur, August Weismann, Matthias Jakob Schleiden, and Karl Ernst von Baer.

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Among people born in 1939, Ada Yonath ranks 21Before her are Reuven Rivlin, Gro Harlem Brundtland, Jackie Stewart, Zviad Gamsakhurdia, Karel Gott, and Richard Kiel. After her are Ralph Lauren, F. Murray Abraham, Laurent-Désiré Kabila, Sonny Chiba, Clay Regazzoni, and Valeriy Lobanovskyi.

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, Ada Yonath ranks 77 out of 430Before her are Uzziah (-900), Annas (-22), Ehud Olmert (1945), Simeon (null), Jehoash of Judah (-843), and Rabbi Akiva (50). After her are Penitent thief (-18), Melisende, Queen of Jerusalem (1105), Baldwin III of Jerusalem (1130), Cyril of Jerusalem (313), Ahaziah of Judah (-900), and Amaziah of Judah (-802).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Israel

Among biologists born in Israel, Ada Yonath ranks 1After her are Aaron Ciechanover (1947), Amotz Zahavi (1928), and Ruth Arnon (1933).