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List of biochemists



This page aims to list articles on about famous biochemists.

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This list is not necessarily complete or up to date - if you see a biography that should be here but isn't (or one that shouldn't be here but is), please update the page accordingly, even if you have no information at hand for a biography.
Note that the definition of biochemist is fairly loose here, and noted chemical biologists, biophysicists and others are included.

The format for each entry is:

  • Name, (birth-death), Nationality, optional brief reason for fame - maybe including link.


Contents: Top - 0–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

  • Isaac Asimov, (1920-1992), Russian-born American, prolific author of popular science, as well as science-fiction.
  • John E. Amoore British Biochemist who postulated the stereochemical theory of olfaction in 1952.

B

C

D

  • Carl Peter Henrik Dam (1895-1976), Danish, 1943 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • Revaz Dogonadze (1931-1985), Georgian, Co-author of the quantum-mechanical model of Enzyme Catalysis
  • Jack Cecil Drummond FRS (1891-1952), isolation of Vitamin A, wartime advisor on nutrition
  • Sergi Durmishidze (1910-1989), Georgian, Plant Biochemistry
  • Christian de Duve, (born 1917), British-born Belgian, 1974 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine

E

  • El-Halfawi, M. H., Egyptian professor of soil biochemistry
  • Akira Endo, statins

F

  • Heinz Fraenkel-Conrat, (1910-1999), Polish, virus research.
  • Kazimierz Funk, (1884-1967), Polish, see Vitamin

G

H

I

J

K

  • Herman Kalckar, early work on cellular respiration, nucleotide metabolism and galactose metabolism.
  • Sir Bernard Katz (1911-2003), German-born, 1970 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for work on nerve biochemistry and the pineal gland.
  • Stuart Alan Kauffman, (born 1939), ???,
  • John Kendrew, (1917-1997), British. Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1962 for determining the first crystal structure of a protein, myoglobin.
  • Sir Ernest Kennaway, (1881–1958), British. Early work on carcinogenic effects of hydrocarbons
  • Arthur Kornberg, American biochemist, won the Nobel Prize in 1959 for discovery of DNA polymerase.
  • Sir Hans Kornberg, (born 1928), British. Microbial biochemistry
  • Roger D. Kornberg, American biochemist, won the Nobel Prize in 2006 for studies on RNA polymerase.
  • Thomas B. Kornberg, American biochemist
  • Sir Hans Adolf Krebs, (1900-1981), German, 1953 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine see Krebs cycle
  • George Kvesitadze (born 1942), Georgian, Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology

L

  • Choh Hao Li (1913-1987) Known for discovering and synthesizing the human pituitary growth hormone.

M

N

O

  • Frank Olsen, (?-1953), American, Non-consenting subject of CIA MKULTRA

P

Q

  • Judah Hirsch Quastel, (1899-1987), British-Canadian, neurochemistry, soil metabolism, cell metabolism, and cancer.

R

S

  • Raj Shankar, (1947-2000), Indian Neurobiochemist, Work on: Cerebral Metabolism , Signal transduction and for establishing that there is phosphorylation related folding problem of proteins in Alzheimer's disease.

T

V

  • Angela Vincent, (born ?), British, Autoimmune and genetic disorders.
  • Frederic Vester, (1925-2003), German, Author and ecologist.
  • John Craig Venter, (born 1946), American, Human Genome Project.
  • D M Vasudevan

W

X

Y

Z

See also

List of geneticists

 
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