Max Ferdinand Perutz OM

Max Ferdinand Perutz OM

Birth
Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria
Death 6 Feb 2002 (aged 87)
Cambridge, City of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
Burial Cambridge, City of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
Plot 5F16
Memorial ID 96738791 · View Source
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Max Ferdinand Perutz, OM, CH, CBE, FRS (19 May 1914, Vienna, Austria – 6 February 2002, Cambridge, United Kingdom) was an Austrian-born British molecular biologist, who shared the 1962 Nobel Prize for Chemistry with John Kendrew, for their studies of the structures of hemoglobin and globular proteins. He went on to win the Royal Medal of the Royal Society in 1971 and the Copley Medal in 1979. At Cambridge he founded and chaired (1962–79) The Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, fourteen of whose scientists have won Nobel Prizes. Perutz's contributions to molecular biology in Cambridge are documented in The History of the University of Cambridge: Volume 4 (1870 to 1990) published by the Cambridge University Press in 1992. In 1942, Perutz married Gisela Peiser. They had two children, Vivien (b. 1944), an art historian; and Robin (b. 1949), a professor of Chemistry at the University of York.

He died of cancer on 6 February 2002 at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge;he was cremated on February 12, 2002 at Cambridge Crematorium (Cambridgeshire) and his ashes interred with his parents; his wife's ashes are also buried in the same grave.

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  • Created by: Martin Douglas Packer
  • Added: 8 Sep 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 96738791
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Max Ferdinand Perutz OM (19 May 1914–6 Feb 2002), Find A Grave Memorial no. 96738791, citing Ascension Parish Burial Ground, Cambridge, City of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England ; Maintained by Martin Douglas Packer (contributor 47912178) .