Perutz, Max

Perutz, Max

(1914–2002) Austrian chemist who received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry jointly with J. Kendrew, in 1962, for studies on GLOBULAR PROTEINS. Perutz is best known for determining the structure of HAEMOGLOBIN.
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Editor Vivien Perutz, Max's daughter, was assisted in assembling the collection by Alan Weeds, a scientist who worked at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, and Brenda Simms, professor of the history of international relations at the University of Cambridge.