Hans Adolf Krebs

Sir Hans Adolf Krebs (25 August 1900 – 22 November 1981)[1][2][3][4][5] wis a German-born Breetish physeecian an biochemist.[6] He wis the pioneer scientist in study o cellular respiration, a biochemical process in leevin cells that extracts energy frae fuid an oxygen an maks it available tae drive the processes o life.[7][8] He is best kent for his diskiveries o twa important sequences o chemical reactions that tak place in the cells o humans an mony ither organisms, namely the citric acid cycle an the urea cycle.

Sir Hans Adolf Krebs
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Born25 August 1900(1900-08-25)
Hildesheim, German Empire
Died22 November 1981(1981-11-22) (aged 81)
Oxford, Ingland, Unitit Kinrick
CitizenshipNaituralised Breetish (frae 1939)
Alma materVarsity o Göttingen
University of Freiburg
Varsity o Berlin
Varsity o Hamburg
Kent forKrebs cycle
Krebs–Henseleit solution
Krebs–Henseleit cycle
Glyoxylate cycle
Hauf-marrae(s)Margaret Cicely Fieldhouse (m. 1938)
ChilderPaul, John, and Helen
AwairdsAlbert Lasker Awaird for Basic Medical Research (1953)
Nobel Prize in Pheesiology or Medicine (1953)
Ryal Medal (1954)
Copley Medal (1961)
Scientific career
FieldsInternal medicine, biochemistry
InstitutionsKaiser Wilhelm Institute for Biology
Varsity o Hamburg
Varsity o Cambridge
Varsity o Sheffield
Varsity o Oxford


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  2. Weber, George (2001). "Sir Hans A. Krebs Centenary Lecture: cancer and clinical targeting". Advances in Enzyme Regulation. 41 (1): 1–29. doi:10.1016/S0065-2571(00)00026-1. PMID 11417529.
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  5. Kantha, S. Sri (1991). "The question of nepotism in the award of Nobel prizes: A critique of the view of Hans Krebs". Medical Hypotheses. 34 (1): 28–32. doi:10.1016/0306-9877(91)90061-3. PMID 2056924.
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