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Category Archives: Notable Biochemists
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.
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
David E. Green was an American biochemist who dedicated his life’s work to the study of enzymes but particularly the electron transport chain and oxidative phosphorylation. At the University of Cambridge he worked on redox reaction applications in biological systems … Continue reading
Nobel Prize Winner Medicine or Physiology (1964). Was a prominent German American biochemist whose research into fatty acid and cholesterol metabolism earned him the coveted award. He showed that all natural steroid-related substances in humans are synthesized from cholesterol.He also … Continue reading