BIOLOGIST

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 232,999 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). John Gurdon is the 93rd most popular biologist (down from 77th in 2019), the 720th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 588th in 2019) and the 14th most popular British 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 93 out of 844Before him are Alfred Hershey, Werner Arber, Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg, Tomas Lindahl, Hugo Theorell, and Carl Linnaeus the Younger. After him are Bernard Katz, Ludwig von Bertalanffy, George Beadle, Günter Blobel, Desmond Morris, and Jan Swammerdam.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1933, John Gurdon ranks 58Before him are Charles K. Kao, Antonio Negri, Henryk Górecki, Tomislav Ivić, Than Shwe, and Hisataka Okamoto. After him are Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, Danny Aiello, Edmund Phelps, Henri, Count of Paris, Yasukazu Tanaka, and Yevgeny Yevtushenko.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Gurdon ranks 720 out of 6,924Before him are Catherine of Lancaster (1373), Kenny Dalglish (1951), Stephen Gray (1666), Godfrey Hounsfield (1919), Joseph Swan (1828), and John Flamsteed (1646). After him are William Jones (1746), George Darwin (1845), Bobby Moore (1941), Rex Harrison (1908), David J. Thouless (1934), and Julian Barnes (1946).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among biologists born in United Kingdom, John Gurdon ranks 14Before him are Erasmus Darwin (1731), Robert Brown (1773), Christian de Duve (1917), John Edward Gray (1800), Philip Miller (1691), and Julian Huxley (1887). After him are Desmond Morris (1928), John Ray (1627), Archibald Hill (1886), William Bateson (1861), William Carey (1761), and J. B. S. Haldane (1892).