Spring semester opening meeting—with Prof. Ada Yonat, 2009 Nobel laureate in chemistry

March 24th, 2021

Students met with Prof. Ada Yonat, the Israeli biochemist who specializes in crystallography of proteins. Her research deals with the structure and function of ribosomes. Yonat is the 2009 Nobel laureate for chemistry, together Venkatraman Ramakrishnan and Thomas A. Steitz, “for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome” (, accessed 8 April 2021). During the meeting, Prof. Yonat told the students about her pioneering research about the structure of ribosomes and spoke about her personal story and the challenges she had to surmount on her way to success.

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