Leloir, Luis Federico
|born on||6 September 1906|
|Place||Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20|
|Timezone||LST m2e20 (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||12°58' or|
Argentine physician and biochemist who received the 1970 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He was the first Spanish-speaking scientist to ever receive the award. Although born in France, Leloir received the majority of his education at the University of Buenos Aires and was director of the private research group Fundación Instituto Campomar until his death in 1987. Although his laboratories were often plagued by lack of financial support and second-rate equipment, his research into sugar nucleotides,carbohydrate metabolism, and renal hypertension has garnered international attention and fame and has led to significant progress in understanding, diagnosing and treating the congenital disease galactosemia.
Leloir was known for his humility, focus and consistency, described by many as a "true monk in science". Despite Leloir's frugality and extreme dedication to his research, he was a sociable man, claiming not to like working alone.
He died 2 December 1987.
- friend relationship with Houssay, Bernardo (born 10 April 1887)
Birth time unknown. Starkman rectified it to 17.14.20 LMT
- Vocation : Science : Biology
- Vocation : Science : Chemistry
- Notable : Awards : Nobel prize
- Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession