Sidney Altman

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Sidney Altman (born May 7, 1939) is a Canadian-American molecular biologist, who is the Sterling Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and Chemistry at Yale University. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sidney Altman has received more than 139,879 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Sidney Altman is the 209th most popular chemist (up from 238th in 2019), the 57th most popular biography from Canada (down from 56th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Canadian Chemist.

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Among chemists, Sidney Altman ranks 209 out of 510Before him are Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Ignacy Łukasiewicz, John Cornforth, Roald Hoffmann, Derek Barton, and Arthur Kornberg. After him are Paul D. Boyer, Ei-ichi Negishi, Paul Flory, Hermann Kolbe, Osamu Shimomura, and John Vane.

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Among people born in 1939, Sidney Altman ranks 70Before him are Karl-Heinz Schnellinger, Princess Irene of the Netherlands, Emil Constantinescu, Amancio Amaro, Scott McKenzie, and Fikret Abdić. After him are Pak Pong-ju, Susumu Tonegawa, Helmut Haller, Bernard Kouchner, Dale T. Mortensen, and Lily Tomlin.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Sidney Altman ranks 57 out of 1,130Before him are Ryan Reynolds (1976), Glenn Ford (1916), Conrad Bain (1923), Elizabeth Arden (1878), Drake (1986), and Princess Margriet of the Netherlands (1943). After him are Arthur B. McDonald (1943), Charles Brenton Huggins (1901), Ryan Gosling (1980), A. E. van Vogt (1912), Henry Taube (1915), and David Easton (1917).

Among CHEMISTS In Canada

Among chemists born in Canada, Sidney Altman ranks 2Before him are William Giauque (1895). After him are Henry Taube (1915), Rudolph A. Marcus (1923), and Maud Menten (1879).