Paul Karrer Biography
Birthday: April 21, 1889 (Taurus)
Born In: Moscow
Paul Karrer was a Swiss Organic Chemist who synthesized various Vitamins and derived their structural formulas for which he won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1937 along with Norman Haworth. He also worked on vegetable dyes. He constituted the carotenoids (yellow plant pigments), flavins, Vitamin A, Vitamin B2 and Vitamin K. He never drove or owned a car and did not consider leaving the University of Zurich, from where he graduated, and had his entire career there irrespective of several offers from various universities across the world.