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Jacques Monod

1910 - 1976

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Jacques Lucien Monod (February 9, 1910 – May 31, 1976) was a French biochemist who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1965, sharing it with François Jacob and André Lwoff "for their discoveries concerning genetic control of enzyme and virus synthesis".Monod and Jacob became famous for their work on the E. coli lac operon, which encodes proteins necessary for the transport and breakdown of the sugar lactose (lac). From their own work and the work of others, they came up with a model for how the levels of some proteins in a cell are controlled. In their model, the manufacture of proteins, such as the ones encoded within the lac (lactose) operon, is prevented when a repressor, encoded by a regulatory gene, binds to its operator, a specific site in the DNA sequence that is close to the genes encoding the proteins. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacques Monod has received more than 305,982 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Jacques Monod is the 57th most popular chemist (up from 64th in 2019), the 583rd most popular biography from France (up from 655th in 2019) and the 10th most popular French Chemist.

Jacques Monod is most famous for his work in the field of molecular biology. He shared the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1965 with Francois Jacob and Andre Lwoff for their discoveries concerning genetic control of enzyme and virus synthesis.

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Among chemists, Jacques Monod ranks 57 out of 509Before him are Julius Lothar Meyer, Paul Sabatier, Fritz Pregl, Adolf Butenandt, Hans Fischer, and Kurt Alder. After him are Melvin Calvin, Claude Louis Berthollet, Kary Mullis, Friedrich Bergius, Irving Langmuir, and Tadeusz Reichstein.

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Among people born in 1910, Jacques Monod ranks 17Before him are Paulette Goddard, Django Reinhardt, Walter Schellenberg, Gerda Taro, Ronald Coase, and David Niven. After him are Eric Berne, Dorothy Hodgkin, Dominique Pire, Chiang Ching-kuo, Kurt Meyer, and William Shockley. Among people deceased in 1976, Jacques Monod ranks 23Before him are Henrik Dam, J. Paul Getty, Alexander Calder, Ulrike Meinhof, Joachim Peiper, and Benjamin Graham. After him are Anneliese Michel, Eyvind Johnson, Zhu De, Rudolf Bultmann, Raymond Queneau, and Gustav Heinemann.

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Among people born in France, Jacques Monod ranks 583 out of 6,011Before him are Gaston Leroux (1868), Alaric II (458), Alfred de Musset (1810), Pierre Richard (1934), René Lacoste (1904), and Jean-de-Dieu Soult (1769). After him are Robert Bresson (1901), Charles, Duke of Orléans (1394), Maurice Jarre (1924), Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine (1712), Charles de Foucauld (1858), and Margaret of Burgundy, Queen of France (1290).

Among CHEMISTS In France

Among chemists born in France, Jacques Monod ranks 10Before him are Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac (1778), Henri Moissan (1852), Alfred Werner (1866), Victor Grignard (1871), Joseph Black (1728), and Paul Sabatier (1854). After him are Claude Louis Berthollet (1748), Joseph Proust (1754), Michel Eugène Chevreul (1786), Marie-Anne Paulze Lavoisier (1758), Jean-Marie Lehn (1939), and Louis Nicolas Vauquelin (1763).