Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard

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Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard
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Born(1942-10-20)October 20, 1942
Known forNobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1995

Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard (born October 20, 1942 in Magdeburg)[1] is a German biologist and biochemist. She won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1995 for her research on the genetic control of embryonic development which she shared with both Eric F. Wieschaus and Edward B. Lewis. She has an asteroid named after called 15811 Nüsslein-Volhard. She started a foundation called the Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard Foundation which helps young female German scientists with children.

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  1. "Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard - Autobiography". 2011. Retrieved 5 June 2011.