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Fritz A. Lipmann M.D.,Ph.D.

Fritz A. Lipmann M.D.,Ph.D.

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1953
Co-Nobelist Hans Krebs
National Medal of Science - Biological Sciences 1966

Physician, Biochemist. Discovered co-enzyme A, its importance for intermediary metabolism. Identified serine phosphate as constituent of phosphoproteins which contain phosphate. CMP represents metabolically active carbamyl donor.

Liljestrand, Science Academy: …Regarding fundamental discoveries laymen ask for immediate practical application. Counter question of Benjamin Franklin: Of what use is a new-born baby?

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Fritz Lipmann, Biographical memoir by William P. Jencks, National Academy of Sciences, 22 pages

Title:
Wanderings of a Biochemist
Author:
Fritz Albert Lipmann
Edition:
99 Illustrated
Publisher:
Wiley-Interscience, 1971
ISBN:
0471540803, 9780471540809
Length:
229 pages
Subjects:
Science, Life Sciences, Biochemistry
Lipmann
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Name: Fritz Albert Lipmann
Birth: 12 June 1899, Koenigsberg (now Kaliningrad), Germany (now Russia)
Death: 24 July 1986, Poughkeepsie, NY, USA
Institution: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
Award: "for his discovery of co-enzyme A and its importance for intermediary metabolism"
Subject: biochemistry, cell physiology, metabolism
Portion of cash: 1/2
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Work Environment Doctoral/Post Doc Advisor/Mentor: Hans Meerwein and Otto Meyerhof, Medicine Nobelist 1922. Kaiser-Wilhelm/Max-Planck Institutes, Berlin.
Co-author, Thesis, M.D.: With Peter Rona, on colloid chemistry (1924). University of Berlin. Rona taught three Nobel prizewinners: Ernst B. Chain, Hans Krebs and Fritz Lipmann.