Kendrew, John Cowdery

Kendrew, John Cowdery (1917-1997)

20th Century
Born: Oxford (England), 1917
Died: 1997

Kendrew was educated at the Cambridge University where he obtained his Ph.D. (1949). After receiving his doctorate he shifted his attention to myoglobin. This study complemented Perutz’s work on haemoglobin. In 1962 the Nobel Prize was shared by Kendrew and Perutz. By founding in 1959 the Journal of Molecular Biology Kendrew can be seen as one of the pioneers of this new scientific discipline. 

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In October 1945 a young man in a smart Wing Commander’s uniform walked into my room at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge and said that he wanted to become my research student.
Link icon  The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1962
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1962