Sunday, October 10, 2010

(SCI) Nobel Laureate: 'The World Took Me As A Joke For 14 Years'

"Video: An exclusive video interview with Weizmann Institute's Ada Yonath, the first Israeli woman to receive prestigious prize for chemistry.

Born in 1939 in the Geula neighborhood of Jerusalem, books were Ada Yonath's refuge. A love of learning and achievement propelled a young Yonath to get her PhD in 1968 from the Weizmann Institute of Science, where she currently works as senior staff.

In 2009, Dr. Yonath became the first Israeli woman to receive a Nobel Prize when she received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, along with two other scientists, for their path- breaking contribution to understanding the nature of the ribosome."

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