Ada Yonath

11. 3. 2017

Go after your curiosity. You need to have more curiosity. Even more curiosity. But it’s not enough to be curious. You have to have passion. Says Professor Ada E. Yonath. She comes from a poor family, but eventually made her way to the highest levels of science. She studies ribosomes – factories inside cells that translate our genetic information and produce proteins. Without them, life as we know it wouldn’t exist. Few people believed her when she was starting her research – most colleagues tended to ridicule her. But she succeeded – and her research is important among other things for the development of antibiotics. Which is also why she received the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

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Ada Yonath, Nobel Prize in Chemistry laureate

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