Alexander R. Todd, Baron Todd

Alexander Robertus Todd, Baron Todd, OM, PRS[1] FRSE (2 October 1907 – 10 Januar 1997) wis a Breetish biochemist whose research on the structur an seenthesis o nucleotides, nucleosides, an nucleotide coenzymes gained him the Nobel Prize for Chemistry.

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The Laird Todd
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Born2 October 1907(1907-10-02)
Cathcart, Glesga
Died10 Januar 1997(1997-01-10) (aged 89)
Oakington, Cambridgeshire
Alma materVarsity o Glesga
Varsity o Frankfurt am Main
Varsity o Oxford
AwairdsDavy Medal (1949)
Ryal Medal (1955)
Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1957)
Paul Karrer Gold Medal (1963)
Copley Medal (1970)
Lomonosov Gowd Medal (1978)
Scientific career
FieldsChemistry, Biochemistry
InstitutionsLister Institute
Varsity o Edinburgh
Varsity o Lunnon
Varsity o Manchester
Varsity o Cambridge
Christ's College, Cambridge
Varsity o Strathclyde
Hatfield Polytechnic
Doctoral advisorWalter Borsche, Sir Robert Robinson


  1. Brown, D. M.; Kornberg, H. (2000). "Alexander Robertus Todd, O.M., Baron Todd of Trumpington. 2 October 1907 -- 10 January 1997: Elected F.R.S. 1942". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 46: 515. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1999.0099.