Jacob, François

From Astro-Databank
(Redirected from Jacob, Francois)
Jump to: navigation, search
Jacob, François Gender: M
born on 17 June 1920 at 09:00 (= 09:00 AM )
Place Nancy, France, 48n41, 6e12
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 25°48' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 06°43 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 17°32'

François Jacob


French biologist, geneticist and recipient of the Nobel Prize in physiology and medicine shared with Andre Lwoff and Jacques Monod in 1965. Jacob studied how DNA and RNA transferred genetic information. His studies with Lwoff and Monod on genetic control of enzymes and virus synthesis in embryonic growth is the research on which the Nobel Prize was based.

In 1961 Jacob and Monod described how cells control the activities of their genes and a disturbance can initiate uncontrolled replication of the DNA, which develops into cancer. They saw in their studies an explanation for why some cancers caused by viruses are activated after having been dormant in the body for long periods of time.

Jacob was married to Lise Bloch with four kids. In 1999 he married a second time, Geneviève Barrier. He died on 19 April 2013.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Lwoff, André (born 8 May 1902). Notes: shared Nobel prize


  • Work : End Major Project 1961 (Studies completed on DNA replication)
  • Work : Prize 1965 (Nobel Prize for medicine and physiology)

Source Notes

Gauquelin NS Vol 1/1043


  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Four)
  • Vocation : Education : Researcher (Research in physiology and genetics)
  • Vocation : Science : Biology (Genetic research)
  • Notable : Awards : Nobel prize (Medicine and physiology)