Nobel Prizes and Laureates

Nobel Prizes and Laureates

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1965
François Jacob, André Lwoff, Jacques Monod

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Interview, December 2001

Interview with Professor François Jacob by Joanna Rose, science writer, 8 December 2001.

Professor Jacob talks about the experience of going from "completely unknown to too much known" when the Pasteur Group was awarded the Nobel Prize. He also talks about how he got into sciences in 1950 (1:56) and about his colleagues Lwoff and Monod (5:48). He also shares his thoughts about the development of biology since 1950 (11:12).

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