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Chain, Ernst Boris, Sir

Born: 1906 AD
Died: 1979 AD, at 73 years of age.

Nationality: German
Categories: Biochemist


1906 - Born on June 19th in Berlin, Germany. German biochemist.

1928 - Worked with pathologist Howard Florey, Ernst Chain investigated Alexander Fleming's accidental discovery of the penicillium notatum mold.

1933 - Chain fled Germany when Adolf Hitler took power, but his mother was unable to escape, and was killed in a German concentration camp.

1935 - He was a Pathology teacher at Oxford University.

1945 - Shared the Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology with Howard Florey and Alexander Fleming.

1947 - Received the French Legion of Honor.

1948 - He was director of the International Research Centre for Chemical Microbiology in Rome.

1949 - Became a member of the Royal Society.

1961 - He was a professor of Biochemistry at the Imperial College London.

1969 - Appointed as a Knight of the British Empire.

1979 - Died of heart failure on August 12th Castlebar, Ireland.


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