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Ada Yonath sounds an alarm on a global challenge - antibiotic resistance. "I am not a prophet. I cannot predict the future. But I think a 10-15 fold increase in deaths due to infectious diseases is realistic if we do not find new antibiotics." #WorldAntibioticAwarenessWeek 

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When Ada Yonath (right) was awarded the Chemistry Prize she received a call from another laureate - Rita Levi-Montalcini (left). "She called me on the phone to congratulate me!" Yonath will be discussing ageing at the Madrid#NobelPrizeDialogue  on 22 May:

"I am, and always have been, passionately curious," says Ada Yonath. How do we encourage the next generation to study science? "By respecting their curiosity," answers the Chemistry Laureate.

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At the #NobelPrizeDialogue  in Madrid, Ada Yonath, who is 80 today, shone a spotlight on a global challenge. "I am not a prophet. I cannot predict the future. But I think a 10-15 fold increase in deaths due to infectious diseases is realistic if we do not find new antibiotics."

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In the 70s, Ada Yonath decided to map the 3D structure of the ribosome. “This was the beginning of a long quest that took over two decades, in which I was met with reactions of disbelief and even ridicule.” In 2000 she completed her quest and in 2009 was awarded the #NobelPrize .

As a young scientist Ada Yonath took on a challenge that others considered hopeless - mapping the structure of the ribosome - and persevered until she succeeded. Her work has led to new antibiotics and a better understanding of antibiotic resistance.

At age 5 AdaYonath's curiosity led to her breaking her arm in a failed experiment to measure the height of her balcony. Later it would lead to the #NobelPrize . On 22 May Yonath will bring her curiosity to the #NobelPrizeDialogueDialogue  on the topic of ageing:

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Delegates and guests from around the world attended our event at the #UN  on Innovation as a Mindset. Special thanks to Ada Yonath@NobelPrize  winner, for addressing the public on how to foster passions for finding solutions through science, technology and innovation #SDGs 

#IWD2019 Ada Yonath'>Israeli Crystallographer Ada Yonath was awarded the 2009 #NobelPrizein  #Chemistry "for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome". She is 1 of 5 #womento  ever be awarded this prestigious prize.

The full 11 in one list: Rosalind Franklin Tu Youyou Nettie Stevens Ada Yonath Dorothy Hodgkin Jane C. Wright Barbara McClintock Francoise Barre-Sinoussi Janet Rowley Alice Ball Marie Curie What a team that would be! #IWD2019  #InternationalWomensDay 

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"I am, and always have been, passionately curious," says Ada Yonath. How do we encourage the next generation to study science? "By respecting their curiosity," answers the Chemistry Laureate.

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"I am, and always have been, passionately curious," says Ada Yonath. How do we encourage the next generation to study science? "By respecting their curiosity," answers the Chemistry Laureate.

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Ada Yonath became the 4th woman awarded the #NobelPrize  in Chemistry for mapping the ribosome at the atomic level.

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Pioneer in mapping of the ribosome (the cell's 'protein factory'): Ada Yonath, 2009 Chemistry Prize, turns 77 today!

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