John Kendrew

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Sir John Cowdery Kendrew, CBE FRS[3] (24 March 1917 23 August 1997) was an English biochemist, crystallographer, and science administrator. Kendrew shared the 1962 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Max Perutz, for their work at the Cavendish Laboratory to investigate the structure of haem-containing proteins.

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John Kendrew

John Cowdery Kendrew

(1917-03-24)24 March 1917
Oxford, England
Died23 August 1997(1997-08-23) (aged 80)
Cambridge, England
EducationClifton College
Alma materUniversity of Cambridge
Known forHaem-containing proteins
Scientific career
InstitutionsPeterhouse, Cambridge
Royal Air Force
ThesisX-ray studies of certain crystalline proteins : the crystal structure of foetal and adult sheep haemoglobins and of horse myoglobin (1949)
Academic advisorsMax Perutz
Doctoral students
Other notable studentsJames D. Watson (postdoc)[2]
Military career
AllegianceFlag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
Service/branchAir_Force_Ensign_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg Royal Air Force
Years of service1941–1945
RankWing Commander (RAFVR)
Battles/warsSecond World War