Frederick Sanger CBE CH OM. 13 August 1918 — 19 November 2013

@article{Brownlee2015FrederickSC,
  title={Frederick Sanger CBE CH OM. 13 August 1918 — 19 November 2013},
  author={George G. Brownlee},
  journal={Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  year={2015},
  pages={437 - 466}
}
  • G. Brownlee
  • Published 1 December 2015
  • Biology
  • Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society
Frederick Sanger—always known as Fred—was one of the most influential scientists of the twentieth century. A committed molecular biologist, he spent all his academic life in Cambridge devising methods for sequencing proteins and nucleic acids. He twice won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry—once in 1958 for protein sequencing and then again in 1980 for sequencing nucleic acids. He is the only scientist to have achieved this distinction. The impact of his work was enormous. He opened up the field of… 
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