Person    | Male  Born 19/6/1906  Died 12/8/1979

Prof. Sir Ernst Chain

Categories: Science

Countries: Germany, Ireland

Born Ernst Boris Chain in Germany. Biochemist. Moved to England in 1933. 1945 co-recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for work on penicillin. Founder of Imperial College's Biochemistry Department 1964. Knighted in 1969. Died in hospital in Ireland.

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Professor Sir Ernst Chain

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