Ada Yonath

remote speaker Ada Yonath

Weizmann Institute of Science
Director

Ada Yonath is focusing on protein biosynthesis, on antibiotics hampering it, on human diseases associated with ribosomal mutations and o the origin of life. She is the Director of Kimmelman Center for Biomolecular-Structures at the Weizmann Inst (WIS), where she is a Professor.In the seventies, she established the first structural-biologylaboratory in Israel. During 1986-2004 she also headed Max-Planck-Research-Unit for Ribosome Structure in Hamburg in parallel to her WIS activities. Among others, she is a member of US-National; Israel; German Pontificia Accademia-delle-Scienze (Vatican), Korean and holds honorary doctorates from Oslo, NYU, Mount-Sinai, Oxford,Cambridge, Hamburg, Berlin-Technical, Patras, De-La-Salle, Xiamen, Grenoble, Strasbourg, Mendel and Lodz universities. Her awards include Louisa-Gross-Horwitz; Wolf, Harvey, Israel Prizes; Linus-Pauling Gold Medal; UNESCO/L’Oreal Award; Albert-Einstein Award for Excellence; the Nobel Prize for Chemistry