Nobel prize for elucidating the molecular structure of dna

If Rosalind had been alive, the only sort of just thing would have been two Nobel prizes, one for Wilkins and Franklin for the experimental work and one to Francis and I you know, in biology, they could have got the prize in chemistry and we could have got the prize in physiology and medicine.

That would have been, you know the, everyone would have been pleased.

However, its structure was not elucidated until almost a century later, in 1953.

The authors of the paper in which this structure was suggested, James Watson & Francis Crick, are now household names, and won a Nobel prize for their work.

Today’s post crosses over into the realm of biochemistry, with a look at the chemical structure of DNA, and its role in creating proteins in our cells.


Her family was well-to-do and both sides were very involved in social and public works.

His achievement, in which the structure of a relatively complex protein was completely established, was an essential preliminary to the laboratory synthesis of insulin.

The laboratory techniques that he developed for determining the order in which amino acids are linked in proteins opened the way toward the determination of the structure of many other complex proteins.

Here she learned X-ray diffraction techniques from Jacques Mering.

In 1951, Franklin was offered a 3-year research scholarship at King's College in London.He shared the prize (with Paul Berg and Walter Gilbert of the United States) in 1980 for his determination of the sequence of the nucleotides in the DNA of a virus.


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