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Funk, Kazimierz (Funk, Casimir)

Born: 1884 AD
Died: 1967 AD, at 82 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Biochemist


1884 - Born on the 23rd of February in Warsaw, Poland. Polish-American biochemist.

1904 - Studied in Berlin and Switzerland, where he gained his doctorate in organic chemistry at the university of Bern.

         - Worked at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, then in Berlin, and later at the Lister Institute in London.

1912 - Credited with the first formulation of the concept, which he called vital amines or vitamines.

1915-1920 - Moved to America and he became a naturalized citizen after five years.

1927 - Moved on to Paris where he started his own research institution, the Casa Biochemica.

         - He married his wife, Gretchin, with whom he had 15 children.

1939 - After the outbreak of World War II, he moved permanently to America.

1940 - Started the Funk Foundation for Medical Research in America.

1967 - He died on the 19th of January in New York at the age of 83.


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