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The European education followed by the freedom and opportunities of this country have been essential to (our) contributions to science.

Gerty Cori

Gerty Theresa Cori was the third woman to win a Nobel Prize in science and the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Born in Prague, Gerty Cori studied medicine at the German section of Charles-Ferdinand University, where she met her future husband Carl Ferdinand Cori, with whom she emigrated to the United States in 1922. Though she encountered some difficulties along the way as a woman scientist, Gerty worked in a research laboratory all her life. Along with her husband Carl and physiologist Bernardo Houssay, Gerty Cori received the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1947 for her significant role in the discovery of the catalytic conversion of glycogen.

current occupation

4 years

alma mater

Faculty of Science



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