Hopkins, Frederick Gowland, Sir, 1861-1947

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Birth 1861-06-20
Death 1947-05-16
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Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins (1861-1947), biochemist; educated at City of London School; articled to consulting analyst; studied chemistry at South Kensington and University College; assistant to (Sir) Thomas Stevenson; entered Guy's Hospital, 1888; B.Sc., London, 1890; qualified, 1894; assistant in physiology department, 1894-1898; lecturer on chemical physiology, Cambridge, 1898; reader, 1902; praelector in biochemistry, Trinity College 1910-1921; professor of biochemistry, 1914; Sir William Dunn professor, 1921-1943; in Journal of Physiology (1912) published important paper giving precision to ideas about existence of vitamins and methods of exploring them; devoted himself to study of chemistry of intermediary metabolism and establishment of biochemistry as separate discipline; FRS, 1905; shared Nobel prize, 1929; president, Royal Society, 1930-1935; British Association, 1933; knighted, 1925; OM, 1935.

From the guide to the Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins: Papers, 1845-1947, (Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives)

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