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Encyclopedia > Feodor Lynen

Feodor Felix Konrad Lynen (6. April 1911 - 6. August 1979) was a German biochemist. He won a Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology in 1964. He gave his Nobel Lecture on the 11. December 1964 with the title "The Pathway from 'Activated Acetic Acid' to the Terpenes and Fatty Acids."

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (http://www.avh.de) has a fellowship named in his honor.


  • http://www.nobel.se/medicine/laureates/1964/lynen-bio.html

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Feodor Lynen - Biography (410 words)
Feodor Lynen was born in Munich on 6 April 1911, the son of Wilhelm Lynen, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Munich Technische Hochschule.
In 1954 Lynen received the Neuberg Medal of the American Society of European Chemists and Pharmacists, in 1955 the Liebig Commemorative Medal of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, in 1961 the Carus Medal of the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher «Leopoldina», and in 1963 the Otto Warburg Medal of the Gesellschaft für Physiologische Chemie.
Feodor Lynen was appointed President of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh).
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