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Ada Yonath

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Dates

June 22, 1939 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Yonath, Ada

Additional Forms of Names

Yonat, A.

Yonath, A. (Ada)

Biography

Abstract

Ada Yonath was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2009 alongside Thomas Steitz and Venkatraman Ramakrishnan "for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome." She has held positions at the Wiezmann Institute of Science for most of her career to date, but also worked at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics and served as a post-doctoral researcher at Carnegie Mellon University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Important Dates

June 22, 1939Birth, Jerusalem.

1962B.Sc in Chemistry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Universiṭah ha-ʻIvrit bi-Yerushalayim), Jerusalem.

1964M.Sc in Biochemistry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Universiṭah ha-ʻIvrit bi-Yerushalayim), Jerusalem.

1968Ph.D in X-Ray Chrystallography, Weizmann Institute of Science (Mekhon Ṿaitsman le-madaʻ), Rehovot (Israel).

1969Post-Doctoral Researcher, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (Pa.).

1970Post-Doctoral Researcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge (Mass.).

1970 – presentEstablished the first crystallography laboratory in Israel; Director, Joseph and Ceil Mazer Center for Structural Biology (1988-2004); Professor of Structural Biology (1988-); and Director (1989-), Kimmelman Center for Biomolecular Structure and Assembly, Weizmann Institute of Science (Mekhon Ṿaitsman le-madaʻ), Rehovot (Israel).

1977 – 1978Visiting Professor, University of Chicago, Chicago (Ill.).

1979 – 1984Group leader, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin (Germany).

1986 – 2004Head of Research Unit, Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Hamburg (Germany).

2000Member, Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities ( Aḳademyah ha-leʼumit ha-Yiśreʼelit le-madaʻim).

2000Awarded the European Crystallography Prize, European Crystallographic Association.

2002Awarded the Israel Prize for Chemistry.

2008Awarded the Albert Einstein World Award of Science, World Cultural Council.

2009Awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry alongside Thomas Steitz and Venkatraman Ramakrishnan "for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome".

Occupation

Biochemist.

Places

Birth

Jerusalem

Undergraduate Education

Jerusalem

Graduate Education

Jerusalem

Rehovot (Israel)

Employment

Rehovot (Israel)

Berlin (Germany)

Hamburg (Germany)

Subjects

Biochemistry.

Ribosomes

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Amunts, Alexey

Collaborated at the Wiezmann Institute of Science.

Bashan, Anat

Collaborated at the Wiezmann Institute of Science.

Cotton, F. Albert (Frank Albert), 1930-2007

Advisor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Traub, Wolfie, 1927-

Advisor, Weizmann Institute of Science.

Wittmann, Heinz-Günter

Collaborated on ribosomal structure project, Max Planck Institute.

Additional

Kimmel, Helen Lyttle

Ramakrishnan, Venki, 1952-

Shares 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, "for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome."

Steitz, Thomas A.

Shares 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, "for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome."

Institutions

Major Positions

Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Genetik

Group leader.

Max-Planck-Institut für Struktur und Dynamik der Materie

Head of research unit.

Mekhon Ṿaitsman le-madaʻ

Ph.D. in X-Ray Crystallography (1968); established the first crystallography laboratory; Director, Joseph and Ceil Mazer Center for Structural Biology; Professor of Structural Biology; and Director, Kimmelman Center for Biomolecular Structure and Assembly.

University of Chicago

Visiting Professor.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Aḳademyah ha-leʼumit ha-Yiśreʼelit le-madaʻim

Member.

Carnegie-Mellon University

Post-Doctoral Researcher.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Post-Doctoral Researcher.

Universiṭah ha-ʻIvrit bi-Yerushalayim.

B.Sc in Chemistry (1962); and M.Sc in Biochemistry (1964).

World Cultural Council

Awarded the Albert Einstein World Award of Science (2008).

Resources

Published Resources

Subject

Chemistry Tree: Ada Yonath professional relations list.

Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings: Professor Ada E. Yonath CV.

Nobel Prize Laureate Ada Yonath biography and facts.

Weizmann Institute of Science: Professor Ada E. Yonath Group of Ribosome Stucture and Function page.