Richard J. Roberts

1943 - Today

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Sir Richard John Roberts (born 6 September 1943) is a British biochemist and molecular biologist. He was awarded the 1993 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Phillip Allen Sharp for the discovery of introns in eukaryotic DNA and the mechanism of gene-splicing. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard J. Roberts has received more than 175,834 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Richard J. Roberts is the 308th most popular chemist (up from 321st in 2019), the 1,411th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,436th in 2019) and the 42nd most popular British Chemist.

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Among chemists, Richard J. Roberts ranks 308 out of 510Before him are William Prout, Akira Yoshino, Edward Frankland, Alexandre Brongniart, François-Marie Raoult, and Jean Charles Galissard de Marignac. After him are Per Teodor Cleve, Norman Lockyer, Richard R. Schrock, Thomas Midgley Jr., Hartmut Michel, and Martin Lowry.

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Among people born in 1943, Richard J. Roberts ranks 136Before him are Aaron Russo, Juan Giménez, Armando Guebuza, Wanda Rutkiewicz, Peter Sauber, and Mustafa Dzhemilev. After him are John Eliot Gardiner, Arturo Merzario, Kiyoshi Tomizawa, Martin Campbell, Abdul-Aziz ibn Abdullah Al ash-Sheikh, and Beba Lončar.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Richard J. Roberts ranks 1,411 out of 6,924Before him are Julian Bream (1933), Stevie Young (1956), Arthur Tansley (1871), Ronald Colman (1891), David Purley (1945), and Joe Davis (1901). After him are Edward Young (1683), Joseph Boxhall (1884), Rupert Sheldrake (1942), Henry Pelham (1694), Frederic Bartlett (1886), and Mark of Cornwall (480).

Among CHEMISTS In United Kingdom

Among chemists born in United Kingdom, Richard J. Roberts ranks 42Before him are William Henry (1774), George Porter (1920), Geoffrey Wilkinson (1921), M. Stanley Whittingham (1941), William Prout (1785), and Edward Frankland (1825). After him are Norman Lockyer (1836), Martin Lowry (1874), Fraser Stoddart (1942), Charles Hatchett (1765), Frederick Abel (1827), and Alexander William Williamson (1824).