Person    | Male  Born 8/6/1916  Died 28/7/2004

Francis Crick

Categories: Science

Countries: USA

Molecular biologist. Born Francis Harry Compton Crick at Holmgarth, Holmfield Way, Weston Favell, near Northampton. He met James Watson at Cambridge in the early 1950s where they worked on the structure of DNA, publishing their results in 1953. 1962 awarded a Nobel Prize with Watson and Wilkins, for their work on the theory of a double-helix structure for DNA.

In 1977 he became Kieckhefer professor at the Salk Institute, California. He was awarded the Order of Merit in 1991. Died in the Thornton Hospital, San Diego, United States of America.

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