Hodgkin, Dorothy

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Name
Hodgkin, Dorothy Gender: F
Dorothy Mary Crowfoot
born on 12 May 1910
Place Cairo, Egypt, 30n03, 31e15
Timezone EET h2e (is standard time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Starkman
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 20°47' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif or s_gemcol.18.gif



Portrait of Dorothy Hodgkin 
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Dorothy Hodgkin
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Biography

British biochemist, credited with the development of protein crystallography. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1964.

She advanced the technique of X-ray crystallography, a method used to determine the three-dimensional structures of biomolecules. Among her most influential discoveries are the confirmation of the structure of penicillin that Ernst Boris Chain and Edward Abraham had previously surmised, and then the structure of vitamin B12, for which she became the third woman to win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

In 1969, after 35 years of work and five years after winning the Nobel Prize, Hodgkin was able to decipher the structure of insulin. X-ray crystallography became a widely used tool and was critical in later determining the structures of many biological molecules where knowledge of structure is critical to an understanding of function. She is regarded as one of the pioneer scientists in the field of X-ray crystallography studies of biomolecules.

She died 29 July 1994.

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Events

Source Notes

Birth time unknown. Starkman rectified to 23.07.20 EET

Categories

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