Kendrew, John

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Kendrew, John Gender: M
born on 24 March 1917
Place Oxford, England, 51n46, 1w15
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Starkman
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 03°17' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif

Alternative rectified time
Date 24 March 1917 at 04:23:44 (= 04:23:44 AM )
Place Oxford, ENG (UK), 51n46, 1w15
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 02°58' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 16°47 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 08°55'

John Kendrew


British biochemist who determined the three-dimensional structure of the muscle protein myoglobin, which stores oxygen in muscle cells. For his achievement he shared the Nobel Prize for Chemistry with Max Ferdinand Perutz in 1962.

Kendrew was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, receiving his Ph.D. there in 1949. In 1946–47 he and Perutz founded the Medical Research Council Unit for Molecular Biology at Cambridge. They used the technique of X-ray crystallography to study the structures of proteins, with Perutz studying hemoglobin and Kendrew trying to determine the structure of the somewhat simpler molecule of myoglobin. By 1960, with the use of special diffraction techniques and the help of computers to analyze the X-ray data, Kendrew was able to devise a three-dimensional model of the arrangement of the amino acid units in the myoglobin molecule, which was the first time this had been accomplished for any protein.

A fellow of Peterhouse College, Cambridge, from 1947 to 1975, Kendrew was also deputy chairman of the Medical Research Council Unit and, from 1971, chairman of the Defence Scientific Advisory Council. He was knighted in 1974 and became president of St. John’s College, Oxford, in 1981.

He died 23 August 1997.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • friend relationship with Perutz, Max (born 19 May 1914)


Source Notes

Birth time unknown. Starkman rectified it to 4.23.44 UT


  • Vocation : Science : Chemistry
  • Notable : Awards : Nobel prize
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession