This page aims to list articles on about famous biochemists.
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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.
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- 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.
- Konrad Emil Bloch, (1912-2000), German-American, 1964 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
- Paul D. Boyer, studies on ATP synthase, won the Nobel prize for chemistry in 1997
- Adrian Brown, pioneer in enzyme kinetics
- Eduard Buchner, (1860-1917), German, 1907 Nobel Prize in Chemistry see fermentation (biochemistry)
- Boris Pavlovich Belousov (1893 - 1970), Soviet chemist/biophysicist, Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction.
- Carl Ferdinand Cori, (1896-1984), American, 1947 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, glycogen research.
- Gerty Cori, (1896-1957), American, 1947 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, glycogen research.
- Peter Coveney, UK, Computational molecular biology specialist.
- 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
- El-Halfawi, M. H., Egyptian professor of soil biochemistry
- Akira Endo, statins
- Merrill Garnett, (born 1930), American biochemist
- David E. Green, (1910 - 1983) pioneer in the study of enzymes, particularly those involved in oxidative phosphorylation.
- Walter Gilbert, (born 1932), American, 1980 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, molecular biologist, see also Biogen
- Duane Gish, (???), ???, see Institute for Creation Research.
- Varlam Gvaladze, (1893-1944), Georgian, Plant Biochemistry
- 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
- Choh Hao Li (1913-1987) Known for discovering and synthesizing the human pituitary growth hormone.
- David Nachmansohn, (1899-1983), German, responsible for elucidating the role of phosphocreatine in energy production in the muscles.
- John James Richard Macleod, (1876-1935), American, 1923 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, discovery of Insulin.
- Thaddeus Mann, (1908-1993), British reproductive biologist.
- Bruce McConnell (born 1933) American Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics
- Harden M. McConnell, American biochemist
- Alister McGrath (born 1953) British theologian
- Maude Menten, of Michaelis-Menten enzyme kinetics fame
- Peter Mitchell, British, 1978 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
- Leonor Michaelis, early work on enzyme kinetics.
- Jacques Monod, (1910-1976), French, 1965 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
- Kary Mullis, (born 1944), American, 1993 Nobel Prize in Chemistry see Polymerase chain reaction
- Elmer Verner McCollum (1879-1967) Co-Discovered Vitamins A and D and their benefits
- Frank Olsen, (?-1953), American, Non-consenting subject of CIA MKULTRA
- Jakub Karol Parnas, (1984-1949), Polish - Soviet, major contributor to the discovery of glycolysis
- Linus Pauling, (1901-1994) American, 1954 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
- Louis Pasteur, (1822-1895), French, Pioneer in microbiology and stereochemistry
- Max Perutz, (1914-2002), British, Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1962 for solving the crystal structure of hemoglobin
- Judah Hirsch Quastel, (1899-1987), British-Canadian, neurochemistry, soil metabolism, cell metabolism, and cancer.
- David Rittenberg, (1906-1970), US, pioneer of radioactive tagging of molecules
- 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.
- 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
- Selman Waksman, (1888-1973), Russian, biochemist.
- Friedrich Wöhler, (1810-1882), German, chemist.
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