Frederick Gowland Hopkins

Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins OM PRS[1] (20 Juin 1861 – 16 Mey 1947) wis an Inglis biochemist wha wis awairdit the Nobel Prize in Pheesiology or Medicine in 1929, wi Christiaan Eijkman, for the discovery o vitamins, even tho Casimir Funk, a Pols biochemist, is widely creditit wi discoverin vitamins. He an aa discovered the amino acid tryptophan, in 1901. He wis Preses o the Ryal Society frae 1930 tae 1935.

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Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins

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Born20 Juin 1861(1861-06-20)
Eastbourne, Sussex, Ingland, Unitit Kinrick
Dee'd16 Mey 1947(1947-05-16) (aged 85)
Cambridge, Ingland, Unitit Kinrick
Alma materKing's College London
Guy's Hospital
Kent forVitamins, tryptophan, glutathione
AwairdsNobel Prize (1929)
Ryal Medal (1918)
Copley Medal (1926)
Albert Medal (1934)
Order o Meerit (1935)
Scientific career
InstitutionsVarsity o Cambridge
Academic advisorsThomas Stevenson
Doctoral studentsJudah Hirsch Quastel
Malcolm Dixon
Ither notable studentsJ.B.S. Haldane


  1. Dale, H. H. (1948). "Frederick Gowland Hopkins. 1861–1947". Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society. 6 (17): 115–126. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1948.0022.