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Ada Yonath

  • Date of birth

    Lived in jerusalem with her familiy.
  • Lost her father

    Her father,Hillel Lifshitz, died at the age of 42.
  • Moved to Tel-Aviv and began learning in Tichon Hadash

    Her mother could not pay the tuition so she gave math lessons to students.
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    Hebrew University of Jerusalem

    Graduating with a bachelor's degree in chemistry in 1962.
  • Master's degree in biochemistry

  • Ph.D

    She obtained her Ph.D. from the Weizmann Institute of Science for X-ray crystallographic studies on the structure of collagen.
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    Postdoctoral researcher

    Carnegie Mellon University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Open her lab

    Open her lab
    She established what was for nearly a decade the only protein crystallography laboratory in Israel.
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    Researcher at the Weizmann Institute of Science

  • Visiting professor

    She was a visiting professor at the University of Chicago
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    Leading role

    Was a group leader with Heinz-Günter Wittmann at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin
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    Research unit

    She headed a Max-Planck Institute Research Unit at DESY in Hamburg, Germany in parallel to her research activities at the Weizmann Institute.
  • Israel prize

  • Harvey prize

  • massry prize

  • Paul Karrer gold medal

  • Horvitz prize

  • Wolf prize in Chemistry

    Along with George Feher
  • Rothschild Prize in Life Sciences

  • The EMET Prize for Art, Science and Culture in Life Sciences

    along with Professor Peretz Lavie (Medicine) and Professor Eli Keshet (Biology)
  • Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize

    Along with Harry Noller
  • Albert Einstein World Award of Science

    For her pioneering contributions to protein biosynthesis in the field of ribosomal crystallography and her introduction of innovative techniques in cryo bio-crystallography
  • Nobel Prize in Chemistry

    Nobel Prize in Chemistry
    co-recipient with Thomas Steitz and Venkatraman Ramakrishnan.She was the first Israeli woman to be awarded a Nobel Prize
  • Wilhelm Exner Medal

  • Ordinary member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences

    Professor Yonath was named an ordinary member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences by Pope Francis.
  • Honorary Doctorate

    From the De La Salle University, Manila/Philippines, from the Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble/France, the Medical University, Lodz/Poland and from the University of Warwick, UK.
  • Doctor Honoris Causa

    She was awarded title of Medical University of Lodz.