The award is named in honour of one of the UK's most outstanding scientists and communicators, Dr Max Perutz
. Max, who died in 2002, was awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work using X-ray crystallography to study the structures of globular proteins.
Their possible medicinal applications were the target of extensive research while Perutz
was writing his novel.
That is how Perutz
finally managed to solve the problem of hemoglobin's structure.
(25) Max Perutz
llego a decir respecto a la obra de Schrodinger ?Que es la vida?: "Un estudio profundo de su libro y de la literatura relacionada me demostro que todo aquello que encontramos verdadero en su libro no era original, y que la mayor parte de lo que era original ya se sabia entonces que no era verdad ...
earned the 1962 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work in the molecular structure of hemoglobin.
En 1953, Max Perutz
(1914-2002), integrante del grupo de la Unidad de Biofisica del Laboratorio Cavendish, en Inglaterra, a pesar de las observaciones de Robertson, decidio utilizar el metodo de reemplazo isomorfo para la determinacion de la estructura de la hemoglobina, un complejo organo-metalico, reemplazando el atomo de hierro por mercurio (3).
Rubin's tenure at the MRC-LMB was at the same time that a number of bioscience luminaries were there, such as Sydney Brenner, James Watson, Francis Crick (of the double-helix discoverers Watson and Crick), Fred Sanger, and Max Perutz
. "My time at the MRC was a tremendous experience," says Rubin, "here were all the role models that I had heard about."
(19) Iyengar, D.R., Perutz
, S.M., Andai, C., Ober, C.K., and Kramer, E.J., Macromolecules, 29, 1229 (1996).