Werner Arber

Portrait of Nobel laureate Werner Arber, 2018

Werner Arber (born 3 June 1929)[1] is a Swiss microbiologist and geneticist. He won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1978 for his discovery of restriction endonucleases which he shared with Daniel Nathans and Hamilton O. Smith.

Arber as one of 20 Nobel Laureates[2] who signed the Stockholm memorandum at the 3rd Nobel Laureate Symposium on Global Sustainability in Stockholm, Sweden on 18 May 2011.[3]

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  1. "Werner Arber - Autobiography". nobelprize.org. 2011. Retrieved 26 March 2011.
  2. Such as Peter Agre, Nadine Gordimer, Yuan T. Lee, Elinor Ostrom, David Gross, James Mirrlees, Carlo Rubbia, Paul J. Crutzen, Mario J. Molina, Amartya Sen, Peter Doherty (scientist), Walter Kohn, Douglass North, John Sulston, Murray Gell-Mann, Harold Kroto, Douglas Osheroff, Muhammad Yunus
  3. "Stockholm Memorandum," Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine Nobel-cause.de, 2011