Nobel Prize in Chemistry - Decoding the Structure and the Function of the Ribosome

International Awards

Prof. Ada Yonath
Weizmann Institute of Science

The ribosome – the protein factory of all cells – plays a central role in the existence of life. Investing more than 30 years of research and developing sophisticated methods, Prof. Yonath rose to the challenge of revealing the ribosome’s structure. Her success provided essential input for the development of antibiotic drugs, and earned her the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2009.