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Women Nobel Prize Winners in Science

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Ada E.Yonath

Ada E. Yonath


Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2009)

Israeli crystallographer Ada E. Yonath, along with Venkatraman Ramakrishnan and Thomas A. Steitz, studied the structure and function of the ribosome–the organelle that makes protein from amino acids. Ada E. Yonath is the first Israeli woman to win the Nobel Prize.

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