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Konrad Emil Bloch (January 21, 1912 - October 15, 2000) was a German-American biochemist. January 21 is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1912 was a leap year starting on Monday. ... Jump to: navigation, search October 15 is the 288th day of the year (289th in Leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the year 2000. ... Biochemistry is the chemistry of life, a bridge between biology and chemistry that studies how complex chemical reactions give rise to life. ...


Born in Neisse, Germany, in 1912. Educated at the Technische Hochschule in Munich, fled the Nazis in 1934 and went to the Schweizerische Forschungsinstitut in Davos, Switzerland, before moving to the United States in 1936. Appointed to the department of biological chemistry at Yale Medical School. In America he enrolled at Columbia University, he received a Ph.D. in biochemistry in 1938. He taught at Columbia from 1939 to 1946. From there he went to the university of Chicago and then to Harvard University as Higgins Professor of Biochemistry in 1954, a post he held until his retirement in 1982. Jump to: navigation, search For the 2005 Steven Spielberg film, see Munich (film) Munich: Frauenkirche and Town Hall steeple Munich (German: München (pronounced listen) is the state capital of the German state of Bavaria. ... Jump to: navigation, search Look up Nazi on Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Davos viewed from air Davos (population 13,000) is a town in eastern Switzerland, in the canton of Graubünden, on the Landwasser River. ... Jump to: navigation, search Columbia University is a private university in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. ... Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and a member of the Ivy League. ...


He shared the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology in 1964 with Feodor Lynen, for their discoveries concerning the mechanism and regulation of the cholesterol and fatty acid metabolism. Sir Edward Appletons medal Photographs of Nobel Prize Medals. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Feodor Felix Konrad Lynen (6. ... Cholesterol is a steroid, a lipid, and an alcohol, found in the cell membranes of all body tissues, and transported in the blood plasma of all animals. ... In chemistry, especially biochemistry, a fatty acid is a carboxylic acid (or organic acid), often with a long aliphatic tail (long chains), either saturated or unsaturated. ...


He died on October 15, 2000 in Burlington, Massachusetts of congestive heart failure. Burlington is a town located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. ... Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: Bay State Other U.S. States Capital Boston Largest city Boston Governor Mitt Romney (R) Senators Edward Kennedy (D) John Kerry (D) Official languages English Area 27,360 km² (44th)  - Land 20,317 km²  - Water 7,043 km² (25. ...

  • In 1936 Bloch was able to immigrate to the United States as he had long hoped

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Konrad Emil Bloch Summary (4368 words)
Bloch's research explained the significance of acetic acid as a building block of cholesterol, and showed that cholesterol is an essential component of all body cells.
Bloch served as an editor of the Journal of Biological Chemistry, chaired the section on metabolism and research of the National Research Council's Committee on Growth, and was a member of the biochemistry study section of the United States Public Health Service.
Bloch has also been a member of several scientific societies, including the National Academy of Sciences, to which he was elected in 1956, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Society of Biological Chemists, in addition to the American Philosophical Society.
BLOCH, Konrad Emil (327 words)
Prior to his move to the U.S. in 1936, Bloch had studied the biochemistry of tubercle bacilli in Switzerland; in 1938 he began research at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia in the isotopic analysis of cell metabolism.
At the University of Chicago, Bloch demonstrated that all carbon atoms of cholesterol originate in the carbon molecules of acetate.
Bloch and Lynen shared the 1964 Nobel Prize in medicine or physiology for “their discoveries concerning the mechanisms and regulation of cholesterol and fatty-acid metabolism.”
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