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 224,467 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Jacques Monod is the 64th most popular chemist (up from 71st in 2019), the 656th most popular biography from France (down from 593rd in 2019) and the 12th 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 64 out of 510Before him are Karl Ziegler, Michel Eugène Chevreul, John Stith Pemberton, Gerty Cori, Casimir Funk, and Dorothy Hodgkin. After him are Vladimir Prelog, Frederick Gowland Hopkins, George de Hevesy, Richard Adolf Zsigmondy, Hans Fischer, and Johann Rudolf Glauber.

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Among people born in 1910, Jacques Monod ranks 21Before him are Eric Berne, David Niven, Kurt Meyer, Gerda Taro, William Hanna, and Dorothy Hodgkin. After him are Samuel Barber, William Shockley, Chiang Ching-kuo, Lee Byung-chul, Helenio Herrera, and Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar. Among people deceased in 1976, Jacques Monod ranks 23Before him are Benjamin Britten, Ulrike Meinhof, Alexander Calder, Henrik Dam, Joachim Peiper, and Eyvind Johnson. After him are Raymond Queneau, Rudolf Bultmann, Benjamin Graham, Zhu De, Leopold Ružička, and Choe Yong-gon.

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Among people born in France, Jacques Monod ranks 656 out of 5,234Before him are Albert Fert (1938), Hilary of Poitiers (315), Isabelle Adjani (1955), Édouard Lalo (1823), Marie-Antoine Carême (1784), and Adelbert von Chamisso (1781). After him are Emmanuel de Grouchy, marquis de Grouchy (1766), Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy (1528), Jeanne Hébuterne (1898), Thomas Bangalter (1), Magnentius (303), and Paul Langevin (1872).

Among CHEMISTS In France

Among chemists born in France, Jacques Monod ranks 12Before him are Joseph Black (1728), Paul Sabatier (1854), Victor Grignard (1871), Alfred Werner (1866), Claude Louis Berthollet (1748), and Michel Eugène Chevreul (1786). After him are Joseph Proust (1754), Marcellin Berthelot (1827), Henry Louis Le Chatelier (1850), Louis Nicolas Vauquelin (1763), Louis Jacques Thénard (1777), and Jean-Baptiste Dumas (1800).