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Sir Ernst Boris Chain
Birth: Jun. 19, 1906
Berlin, Germany
Death: Aug. 12, 1979
County Mayo, Ireland

Nobel Prize Recipient. Born in Berlin, Germany, he graduated in chemistry from Friedrich-Wilhelm University in 1930 and emigrated to England in 1935. There he worked at Oxford University, was appointed Scientific Director of the International Research Centre for Chemical Microbiology and later became Professor of Biochemistry at Imperial College, University of London. In 1945, he was co-recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, for his research which purified penicillin for clinical use. His work founded the field of antibiotics, which has saved the lives of multimillions world wide. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1949. He is also the recipient of the Silver Berzelius Medal of the Swedish Medical Society (1946), Paul Ehrlich Centenary Prize (1954), Gold Medal for Therapeutics of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London (1957) and the Marotta Medal of the SocietÓ Chimica Italiana (1962). He died at age 73 in Castlebar, Ireland. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
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Sir Ernst Boris Chain
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Sir Ernst Boris Chain
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 Added: Aug. 12, 2014
Happy Birthday .................
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