Werner Arber

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Werner Arber (born June 3, 1929 in Gränichen, Aargau) is a Swiss microbiologist and geneticist. Along with American researchers Hamilton Smith and Daniel Nathans, Werner Arber shared the 1978 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery of restriction endonucleases. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Werner Arber has received more than 122,730 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Werner Arber is the 87th most popular biologist (up from 88th in 2019), the 83rd most popular biography from Switzerland (up from 88th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Biologist.

Werner Arber is most famous for his discovery of restriction enzymes in 1970.

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Among biologists, Werner Arber ranks 87 out of 841Before him are Carolus Clusius, Alfred Hershey, Elizabeth Blackburn, E. O. Wilson, André Michel Lwoff, and John Gurdon. After him are Bernard Katz, Ibn al-Baitar, William Carey, Joseph Pitton de Tournefort, Thomas Huckle Weller, and Ivan Vladimirovich Michurin.

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Among people born in 1929, Werner Arber ranks 66Before him are Mohamed Al-Fayed, E. O. Wilson, Milorad Pavić, Pierre Brice, Gudrun Burwitz, and Stirling Moss. After him are Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow, Violeta Chamorro, Paul Lauterbur, Bruno Cremer, George Stinney, and Lennart Johansson.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Werner Arber ranks 83 out of 876Before him are K. Alex Müller (1927), Alejo Carpentier (1904), Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741), Heinrich Wölfflin (1864), Mario Botta (1943), and Humbert I, Count of Savoy (980). After him are Jean Tinguely (1925), Louis, Duke of Savoy (1413), Abraham-Louis Breguet (1747), Brother Roger (1915), Johann Jakob Bachofen (1815), and Kurt Wüthrich (1938).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Switzerland

Among biologists born in Switzerland, Werner Arber ranks 3Before him are Conrad Gessner (1516) and Daniel Bovet (1907). After him are Augustin Pyramus de Candolle (1778), Gaspard Bauhin (1560), Charles Bonnet (1720), Albert von Kölliker (1817), Josias Braun-Blanquet (1884), Jakob Friedrich Ehrhart (1742), Johann Bauhin (1541), Pierre Edmond Boissier (1810), and Carl Nägeli (1817).