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Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard
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Born (1942-10-20)October 20, 1942
Occupation Biologist
Known for Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1995

Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard (born October 20, 1942 in Magdeburg) is a German biologist. 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 Wieschaus and Edward B. Lewis.

She has an asteroid named after called 15811 Nüsslein-Volhard.

In 2004 Nüsslein-Volhard started the Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard Foundation (Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard Stiftung). It is meant to aid promising young female German scientists with children. The foundation's main focus is to facilitate childcare as a supplement to existing stipends and day care.

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