Ada Yonath

Weizmann Institute of Science

Ada Yonath overcame severe poverty and the societal norms expected of Jewish girls,she  and was able to obtain an education. After over 20 years working with ribosomes and crystallography, especially first 15 years nearly alone, she became the fourth woman to win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2009.

Prof. Yonath is the Martin S. and Helen Kimmel Professor of Structural Biology. Prof. Ada Yonath’s research is supported by the Helen and Milton A. Kimmelman Center for Biomolecular Structure and Assembly.

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