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Hans Krebs M.D.

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1953
Co-Nobelists Fritz Lipmann

Physician, Biochemist. Discovered citric acid cycle in which nutrients are converted to chemical energy molecules which are converted to ATP used in chemical processes. Krebs-Henseleit cycle.

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Jewish Hans Krebs had fled Nazi Germany to the UK.

In July 2015 Hans Krebs’s Nobel Prize medal was auctioned at Sotheby's in London for £225,000 (around $351,225). The money was to be used by the Sir Hans Krebs Trust to help refugee who had to flee their home countries and who were scientists and doctoral students in biomedicine and chemistry.

The Krebs family held the opinion that instead of the medal being kept in a dusty case, it would be better to use it for science.

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Name: Hans Adolf Krebs
Birth: 25 August 1900
Death: 22 November 1981
Institution: Sheffield University, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Award: "For his discovery of the citric acid cycle"
Portion of Cash: 1/2
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Education: M.D. University of Hamburg 1925