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George Emil Palade

1912 - 2008

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George Emil Palade (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈdʒe̯ordʒe eˈmil paˈlade] (listen); November 19, 1912 – October 7, 2008) was a Romanian-American cell biologist. Described as "the most influential cell biologist ever", in 1974 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine along with Albert Claude and Christian de Duve. The prize was granted for his innovations in electron microscopy and cell fractionation which together laid the foundations of modern molecular cell biology, the most notable discovery being the ribosomes of the endoplasmic reticulum – which he first described in 1955.Palade also received the U.S. National Medal of Science in Biological Sciences for "pioneering discoveries of a host of fundamental, highly organized structures in living cells" in 1986, and was previously elected a Member of the US National Academy of Science in 1961. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Emil Palade has received more than 203,698 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). George Emil Palade is the 155th most popular physician (down from 133rd in 2019), the 67th most popular biography from Romania (down from 54th in 2019) and the most popular Romanian Physician.

George Emil Palade was a Romanian-born American cell biologist who is most famous for his work in the field of cell biology. He won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1974 for his discovery of ribosomes and their role in protein synthesis.

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Among PHYSICIANS

Among physicians, George Emil Palade ranks 155 out of 509Before him are Louis Ignarro, Herta Oberheuser, Frederick Chapman Robbins, Ernst Gräfenberg, Magnus Hirschfeld, and August von Wassermann. After him are Niels Kaj Jerne, Francis Peyton Rous, Francysk Skaryna, George Minot, Aretaeus of Cappadocia, and Maurice Bucaille.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1912, George Emil Palade ranks 58Before him are Cornel Wilde, Pedro Armendáriz, Tibor Sekelj, Lawrence Durrell, Pat Nixon, and John Payne. After him are Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, Julius Axelrod, Ertuğrul Osman, Shoichi Nishimura, Princess Deokhye, and Hermann Graf. Among people deceased in 2008, George Emil Palade ranks 46Before him are George Carlin, Mark Felt, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Leonid Hurwicz, Jörg Haider, and Dražan Jerković. After him are Phil Hill, Dino Risi, Chiara Lubich, Tassos Papadopoulos, Jerry Reed, and Muslim Magomayev.

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In Romania

Among people born in Romania, George Emil Palade ranks 67 out of 572Before him are Chivu Stoica (1908), Dinu Lipatti (1917), Henri Coandă (1886), Traian Băsescu (1951), Jean Negulesco (1900), and Clara Haskil (1895). After him are Horia Sima (1907), Corneliu Zelea Codreanu (1899), Petru Groza (1884), Ana Pauker (1893), Petre Dumitrescu (1882), and Mircea II of Wallachia (1422).

Among PHYSICIANS In Romania

Among physicians born in Romania, George Emil Palade ranks 1After him are Fritz Klein (1888) and Nicolae Paulescu (1869).