Famous People From England
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.
John KendrewJohn Kendrew

24 March 1917

Dorothy HodgkinDorothy Hodgkin

12 May 1910

Frederick SangerFrederick Sanger

13 August 1918

Richard J. RobertsRichard J. Roberts

06 September 1943

Arthur Harden Arthur Harden

12 October 1865

Peter MitchellPeter Mitchell

22 September 1920

Rodney R. PorterRodney R. Porter

08 October 1917

Tim HuntTim Hunt

19 February 1943

Peter D. MitchellPeter D. Mitchell

29 September 1920

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Rodney Robert PorterRodney Robert Porter

08 October 1917

Alexander R. Todd, Baron ToddAlexander R. Todd, Baron Todd

02 October 1907

John James Richard MacleodJohn James Richard Macleod

06 September 1876