David Mervyn Blow. 27 June 1931 — 8 June 2004

  title={David Mervyn Blow. 27 June 1931 — 8 June 2004},
  author={Rev. Dr. Robert S. Henderson and Nicholas P. Franks},
  journal={Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  pages={13 - 35}
  • R. Henderson, N. Franks
  • Published 1 December 2009
  • Chemistry
  • Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society
David Blow helped build the foundations of protein crystallography and transform it into a highly effective methodology. In the early 1950s he was a member of the small group of scientists, led by Max Perutz, that developed the first methods and solved the first structures. With a background in physics and mathematics, together with a perceptive ability to foster productive collaborations, he made fundamental contributions to the two principal methods of structure determination in protein… 
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