Max Perutz, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Max Perutz

Austrian-born British molecular biologist

Date of Birth: 19-May-1914

Place of Birth: Vienna, Austria

Date of Death: 06-Feb-2002

Profession: chemist, biologist, university teacher, biochemist, biophysicist, crystallographer, molecular biologist

Nationality: Austria, United Kingdom

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Max Perutz

  • Max Ferdinand Perutz (19 May 1914 – 6 February 2002) 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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