#2005 Overall Influence

Carl Woese

American microbiologist

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Carl Richard Woese was an American microbiologist and biophysicist. Woese is famous for defining the Archaea in 1977 by phylogenetic taxonomy of 16S ribosomal RNA, a technique he pioneered that revolutionized microbiology. He also originated the RNA world hypothesis in 1967, although not by that name. Woese held the Stanley O. Ikenberry Chair and was professor of microbiology at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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Ghent University

Dutch-speaking university in Belgium

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Public research university in Urbana and Champaign, Illinois, United States

University of Regensburg

University in Bavaria, Germany

Yale University

Private research university in New Haven, Connecticut, United States

Amherst College

Liberal arts college in Massachusetts

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#49 World Rank
Biology