Max Perutz

Austrian-born British molecular biologist (1914–2002) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Max Ferdinand Perutz OM CH CBE FRS (19 May 1914 – 6 February 2002)[4] was an Austrian-born British molecular biologist, who shared the 1962 Nobel Prize for Chemistry with John Kendrew, for their studies of the structures of haemoglobin and myoglobin. He went on to win the Royal Medal of the Royal Society in 1971 and the Copley Medal in 1979. At Cambridge he founded and chaired (1962–79) The Medical Research Council (MRC) Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB), fourteen of whose scientists have won Nobel Prizes. Perutz's contributions to molecular biology in Cambridge are documented in The History of the University of Cambridge: Volume 4 (1870 to 1990), published by the Cambridge University Press in 1992.

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Max Perutz

Perutz in 1962
Max Ferdinand Perutz

19 May 1914
Died6 February 2002(2002-02-06) (aged 87)
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
Alma mater
Known forHeme-containing proteins
SpouseGisela Clara Peiser (m. 1942; 2 children)
Scientific career
FieldsMolecular biology
InstitutionsUniversity of Cambridge
Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Doctoral advisorJohn Desmond Bernal
Doctoral students