Martin Evans

1941 - Today

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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 154,719 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia. Martin Evans is the 164th most popular biologist (down from 96th in 2019), the 1,089th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 684th in 2019) and the 27th most popular British Biologist.

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Among biologists, Martin Evans ranks 164 out of 844Before him are Philibert Commerson, Charles Bell, Albert von Kölliker, George Robert Gray, Erwin Neher, and David Baltimore. After him are Adolf Engler, Charles Scott Sherrington, Mathurin Jacques Brisson, Joseph Banks, Henry Walter Bates, and Joseph Dalton Hooker.

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Among people born in 1941, Martin Evans ranks 95Before him are John E. Walker, Grace Zabriskie, Roger Lemerre, Senta Berger, Hisao Kami, and Kenji Tochio. After him are William Nordhaus, Bertrand Tavernier, Stacy Keach, Jorge Solari, Suzanne Mubarak, and Cass Elliot.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Martin Evans ranks 1,089 out of 6,924Before him are George Robert Gray (1808), Rodney Robert Porter (1917), Herbert C. Brown (1912), Frank Lloyd (1886), Barbara Cartland (1901), and Henry Briggs (1561). After him are Smithson Tennant (1761), Isabel Neville, Duchess of Clarence (1451), Thomas Simpson (1710), Ronald George Wreyford Norrish (1897), Pete Postlethwaite (1946), and Keira Knightley (1985).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among biologists born in United Kingdom, Martin Evans ranks 27Before him are Philip Sclater (1829), Oliver Smithies (1925), George Shaw (1751), Anna Atkins (1799), Charles Bell (1774), and George Robert Gray (1808). After him are Charles Scott Sherrington (1952), Joseph Banks (1743), Henry Walter Bates (1825), Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817), Oldfield Thomas (1858), and John Lindley (1799).