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Martin Evans

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Sir Martin John Evans (born 1 January 1941) is an English biologist who, with Matthew Kaufman, was the first to culture mice embryonic stem cells and cultivate them in a laboratory in 1981. He is also known, along with Mario Capecchi and Oliver Smithies, for his work in the development of the knockout mouse and the related technology of gene targeting, a method of using embryonic stem cells to create specific gene modifications in mice. In 2007, the three shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in recognition of their discovery and contribution to the efforts to develop new treatments for illnesses in humans.He won a major scholarship to Christ's College, Cambridge at a time when advances in genetics were occurring there and became interested in biology and biochemistry. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Martin Evans has received more than 163,597 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Martin Evans is the 127th most popular biologist (up from 164th in 2019), the 892nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,089th in 2019) and the 21st most popular British Biologist.

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Among biologists, Martin Evans ranks 127 out of 841Before him are Georg Wilhelm Steller, Ralph M. Steinman, Armand David, Gaspard Bauhin, Johann Christian Daniel von Schreber, and Aimé Bonpland. After him are Edward B. Lewis, Carl Woese, Elias Magnus Fries, Walther Flemming, Macfarlane Burnet, and Joshua Lederberg.

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Among people born in 1941, Martin Evans ranks 84Before him are Jacques Perrin, Michael Stuart Brown, Cass Elliot, Kyu Sakamoto, Graham Chapman, and Linda McCartney. After him are Aimé Jacquet, Bertrand Tavernier, Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr., Robert Wilson, William Nordhaus, and Carlo Maria Viganò.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Martin Evans ranks 892 out of 7,765Before him are James Lovelock (1919), Elizabeth Gaskell (1810), Robert Clive (1725), Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales (1594), Michael Atiyah (1929), and Andy Serkis (1964). After him are Mairead Maguire (1944), Peter D. Mitchell (1920), Patrick Blackett (1897), Mark Strong (1963), John Mayall (1933), and Henry Tingle Wilde (1872).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among biologists born in United Kingdom, Martin Evans ranks 21Before him are William Carey (1761), Philip Sclater (1829), John Ray (1627), Archibald Hill (1886), Oliver Smithies (1925), and William Bateson (1861). After him are Desmond Morris (1928), Charles Scott Sherrington (1952), Anna Atkins (1799), Michael Houghton (1949), J. B. S. Haldane (1892), and Joseph Banks (1743).