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Biochemist Prof. Ada Yonath is the first Israeli woman to win the Nobel Prize for her groundbreaking work on the structure of ribosome.

Born in pre-state Jerusalem in 1939, Yonath completed her doctoral studies at the Weizmann Institute of Science, where she is a leading faculty member to this day. Upon winning the Nobel Prize in 2009, Yonath became the first woman in 45 years to receive the prestigious award in the field of chemistry. Since winning the prize, Yonath has become a great model in Israel for higher education and has inspired great interest in science.

Biochemist Prof. Ada Yonath is the first Israeli woman to win the Nobel Prize for her groundbreaking work on the structure of ribosome.

Born in pre-state Jerusalem in 1939, Yonath completed her doctoral studies at the Weizmann Institute of Science, where she is a leading faculty member to this day. Upon winning the Nobel Prize in 2009, Yonath became the first woman in 45 years to receive the prestigious award in the field of chemistry. Since winning the prize, Yonath has become a great model in Israel for higher education and has inspired great interest in science.

 

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