John Kendrew facts for kids
|Born||24 March 1917
|Died||23 August 1997
|Alma mater||University of Cambridge|
|Known for||Haeme-containing proteins|
|Awards||Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1962)|
|Institutions||Royal Air Force|
|Doctoral advisor||Max Perutz|
He shared the 1962 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Max Perutz. Their group in the Cavendish Laboratory was the first to determine the structure of proteins, using X-ray crystallography. He was also a Fellow (teacher) at Peterhouse College in Cambridge.
He spent the early months of World War II doing research on radar. In 1940 he became engaged in operational research at the Royal Air Force headquarters, holding the honorary rank of Wing Commander R.A.F.
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