Category Archives: Notable Biochemists

John James Rickard Macleod (1876 – 1935)

Credited (albeit controversially) with the discovery of insulin. Proved that insulin was derived from the insular and not the acinar cells of the pancreas via his tests on teleost fish.

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Gerty Cori (1896-1957)

First woman to be awarded the Nobel prize in Medicine or Physiology. She was an American biochemist whose pioneering work involved the discovery of the mechanism by which glycogen is broken down in muscle tissue to form lactic acid and … Continue reading

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David Ezra Green (1910-1983)

David E. Green was an American biochemist who dedicated his life’s work to the study of enzymes but particularly the electron transport chain andĀ  oxidative phosphorylation. At the University of Cambridge he worked on redox reaction applications in biological systems … Continue reading

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Konrad Emil Bloch (1912-2000)

Nobel Prize Winner Medicine or Physiology (1964). Was a prominent German American biochemist whose research into fatty acid and cholesterol metabolismĀ  earned him the coveted award. He showed that all natural steroid-related substances in humans are synthesized from cholesterol.He also … Continue reading

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