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Sir Ernst Boris Chain

Sir Ernst Boris Chain

Birth
Berlin-Mitte, Mitte, Berlin, Germany
Death 12 Aug 1979 (aged 73)
Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland
Burial Bushey, Watford Borough, Hertfordshire, England
Plot Section 15 – Row Q – Grave 637
Memorial ID 18377 · View Source
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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 Società Chimica Italiana (1962). He died at age 73 in Castlebar, Ireland.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 11 Nov 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18377
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sir Ernst Boris Chain (19 Jun 1906–12 Aug 1979), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18377, citing Bushey Jewish Cemetery, Bushey, Watford Borough, Hertfordshire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .