Luis Federico Leloir, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Luis Federico Leloir

Argentine biochemist

Date of Birth: 06-Sep-1906

Place of Birth: Paris, Île-de-France, France

Date of Death: 02-Dec-1987

Profession: physician, physicist, chemist, university teacher, biochemist

Nationality: France, Argentina

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About Luis Federico Leloir

  • Luis Federico Leloir (September 6, 1906 – December 2, 1987) was an Argentine physician and biochemist who received the 1970 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
  • Although born in France, Leloir received the majority of his education at the University of Buenos Aires and was director of the private research group Fundación Instituto Campomar until his death in 1987.
  • Although his laboratories were often plagued by lack of financial support and second-rate equipment, his research into sugar nucleotides, carbohydrate metabolism, and renal hypertension has garnered international attention and fame and has led to significant progress in understanding, diagnosing and treating the congenital disease galactosemia.
  • Luis Leloir is buried in La Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires.

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