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Frederick Sanger the two time Chemistry Nobel Prize winner died

A British biochemist, Frederick Sanger died. He is the only person to win the Nobel Prize two times for Chemistry.

Nov 21, 2013 14:14 IST
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Frederick Sanger, a British biochemist who is the only person to win Nobel Prize two times for Chemistry died on 19 November 2013 in Cambridge, eastern England. He was aged 95.

For the first time, he won the Nobel Prize in 1958 for development of the methods, which helped to unravel the chemical structure of Protein, mainly insulin. Second Nobel Prize was given to him in 1980, jointly with Walter Gilbert and Paul Berg for the development of the techniques to read the sequences of DNA, which carries the basic code for life.

By winning two Nobel, Sanger became one of the four people who had won the Nobel Prizes two times. The other winners of Nobel Prize two times are Marie Curie, John Bardeen and Linus Pauling.

About Frederick Sanger

• Frederick Sanger was born on 13 August 1918 at Rendcombe in Gloucestershire
• He worked with Dr. A. Neuberger on the metabolism of the amino acid lysine and obtained a Ph.D. degree in 1943
• He held a Beit Memorial Fellowship for Medical Research from 1944 to 1951
• He has been a member of the External Staff of the Medical Research Council
• In 1951 he was awarded the Corday-Morgan Medal and Prize of the Chemical Society
• He was awarded with one of the Britain's highest honours - the Order of Merit - in 1986. However, he declined a knighthood as he did not want to be called a Sir

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