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John Gurdon

1933 - Today

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Sir John Bertrand Gurdon (born 2 October 1933) is a British developmental biologist. He is best known for his pioneering research in nuclear transplantation and cloning. He was awarded the Lasker Award in 2009. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Gurdon has received more than 272,188 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). John Gurdon is the 86th most popular biologist (up from 93rd in 2019), the 669th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 719th in 2019) and the 14th most popular Biologist.

John Gurdon is most famous for his work with Xenopus laevis, a type of frog. He discovered that the nucleus of an adult cell from one organism can be transplanted into an egg cell from another organism and that the nucleus can reprogram the egg cell to develop as if it were fertilized by the donor's sperm.

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Among BIOLOGISTS

Among biologists, John Gurdon ranks 86 out of 841Before him are Gabriele Falloppio, Carolus Clusius, Alfred Hershey, Elizabeth Blackburn, E. O. Wilson, and André Michel Lwoff. After him are Werner Arber, Bernard Katz, Ibn al-Baitar, William Carey, Joseph Pitton de Tournefort, and Thomas Huckle Weller.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1933, John Gurdon ranks 49Before him are Jerzy Grotowski, Paul J. Crutzen, Richard R. Ernst, Jayne Mansfield, Samora Machel, and Claude Cohen-Tannoudji. After him are Horst Buchholz, Willie Nelson, Jeremy Brett, Bobby Robson, Henri, Count of Paris, and Ali Shariati.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Gurdon ranks 669 out of 7,765Before him are William Pitt the Younger (1759), Arthur Harden (1865), Philip Pullman (1946), Oliver Heaviside (1850), Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury (1473), and Robert Carlyle (1961). After him are William Ewart Gladstone (1809), Macbeth, King of Scotland (1005), Stirling Moss (1929), Thomas Chippendale (1718), J. L. Austin (1911), and Amélie of Orléans (1865).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among biologists born in United Kingdom, John Gurdon ranks 14Before him are Christian de Duve (1917), Richard Owen (1804), Erasmus Darwin (1731), John Edward Gray (1800), Philip Miller (1691), and Julian Huxley (1887). After him are William Carey (1761), Philip Sclater (1829), John Ray (1627), Archibald Hill (1886), Oliver Smithies (1925), and William Bateson (1861).