Famous British Biochemists

Biochemistry is an interdisciplinary field of science that involves the study of molecular biology, molecular genetics, microbiology, organic and inorganic chemistry. Professionals in the subject study the structure, composition, chemical process and chemical reactions in living organism. The work of biochemists is applicable in various fields including medicine, food science, agriculture and industry. Biochemists are mostly involved in analysing the chemical reactions in the cells and tissues of living things, studying the expression of genes, and researching on the effects of food, medicine and other substances on living tissues. Like other countries of the world, Britain has been home to several prominent and noteworthy biochemists of the world who through their research have added new dimension to the field of study. They have made crucial discoveries that have broadened the perspective of the subject. Be it Richard J Roberts and his discovery of the mechanism of gene splicing or Dorothy Hodgkin and her work on the structure of penicillin, insulin and vitamin B12. Britain is also home of two times Nobel Prize winning biochemist Frederick Sanger who discovered the Sanger method for sequencing the DNA. Find out in details about British biochemists, their life, their career and their scientific discoveries through this segment.

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 1 Frederick Sanger

Frederick Sanger
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Famous As: Biochemist
Birthdate: August 13, 1918
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British
Died: November 19, 2013

 2 Rupert Sheldrake

Rupert Sheldrake
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: June 28, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British
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 3 Dorothy Hodgkin

Dorothy Hodgkin
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Famous As: Biochemist
Birthdate: May 12, 1910
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British
Died: July 29, 1994

 4 John Kendrew

John Kendrew
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Famous As: Biochemist and Crystallographer
Birthdate: March 24, 1917
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British
Died: August 23, 1997

 5 Tim Hunt

Tim Hunt
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Famous As: Biochemist, Chemist
Birthdate: February 19, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British

 6 Tomas Lindahl

Tomas Lindahl
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Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: January 28, 1938
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Swedish, British

 7 Richard J. Roberts

Richard J. Roberts
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Famous As: Biochemist, Molecular Biologist
Birthdate: September 6, 1943
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British
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 8 Peter Mitchell

Peter Mitchell
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Famous As: Biochemist
Birthdate: September 22, 1920
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British
Died: April 10, 1992

 9 Frederick Gowland Hopkins

Frederick Gowland Hopkins
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Famous As: English biochemist
Birthdate: June 20, 1861
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British
Died: May 16, 1947

 10 John James Rickard Macleod

John James Rickard Macleod
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Famous As: Biochemist & Physiologist
Birthdate: September 6, 1876
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British, Scottish
Died: March 16, 1935

 11 Gregory Winter

Gregory Winter
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Famous As: British biochemst
Birthdate: April 14, 1951
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British

 12 Rodney R. Porter

Rodney R. Porter
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Famous As: Biochemist
Birthdate: October 8, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British
Died: September 6, 1985

 13 Lancelot Ware

Lancelot Ware
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Famous As: Barrister
Birthdate: June 5, 1915
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British
Died: August 15, 2000

 14 Arthur Peacocke

Arthur Peacocke
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Famous As: Theologian and Biochemist
Birthdate: November 29, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British
Died: October 21, 2006

 15 Norman Heatley

Norman Heatley
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Famous As: Biologist
Birthdate: January 10, 1911
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British
Died: January 5, 2004

 16 Richard Laurence Millington Synge

Richard Laurence Millington Synge
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Famous As: Biochemist
Birthdate: October 28, 1914
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British
Died: August 18, 1994

 17 Hans Kornberg

Hans Kornberg
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Famous As: Biochemist
Birthdate: January 14, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: German, British
Died: December 16, 2019

 18 Arthur Harden

Arthur Harden
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Famous As: Biochemist
Birthdate: October 12, 1865
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British
Died: June 17, 1940

 19 Edward Abraham

Edward Abraham
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Famous As: Biochemist
Birthdate: June 10, 1913
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British
Died: May 8, 1999

 20 Hans Kosterlitz

Hans Kosterlitz
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Famous As: Biologist
Birthdate: April 27, 1903
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: German, British
Died: October 26, 1996

 21 Norman Pirie

Norman Pirie
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Famous As: Biochemist
Birthdate: July 1, 1907
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British
Died: March 29, 1997

 22 Muriel Wheldale Onslow

Muriel Wheldale Onslow
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Famous As: Biochemist
Birthdate: March 31, 1880
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British
Died: May 19, 1932