Dr Christian Renè Marie Joseph de Duve

Dr Christian Renè Marie Joseph de Duve

Birth
Thames Ditton, Elmbridge Borough, Surrey, England
Death 4 May 2013 (aged 95)
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 120867312 · View Source
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Nobel Prize Laureate Scientist. He received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1974. He graduated from The Catholic University of Leuven and with a research doctorate in Cell Biology, he is known for being the discoverer of glucagon, lysosomes and peroxisomes. Besides having received numerous awards and international honors, he was appointed Academic of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in 1970. In 2005, de Duve published "Singularities: Landmarks on the Pathways of Life" in which explains the subdivision in the mechanisms of the evolutionary process. Suffering because of a serious illness, he asked to die by euthanasia. According to his will, his body was cremated during a ceremony with his closest family members.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Christian Renè Marie Joseph de Duve (2 Oct 1917–4 May 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 120867312, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.