Fredick Sanger

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Fredick Sanger


Sanger's Impact

Sanger had a major effect on science because he discovered structure of the insulin molecule in 1958 and his supporting work with Paul Berg and Walter Gilbert on base sequences in necleic acids in 1980.


Sanger's Education

Frederick Sanger

1)Sanger became a post-doctoral researcher in the Biochemistry department at Cambridge. 2)His first project was to inspect the amino acid composition of insulin.3)Sanger was rewarded a Beit Memorial Membership for Medical Research in 1944.4)In 1950, he was appointed a member of the external staff of the MRC.5)Sanger moved his lab in m1962 to the Laboratory of Molecular Biology.6)Frederick Sanger retired in 1983.

Frederick Sanger went to three different universities. He went to Bryanston in 1936 where he received his School Certificate. Then Sanger went to St. John's College to get his B.A. degree in natural sciences and biochemistry. After that he obtained his doctorate at the University of Cambridge.

Early Life

On August 13th, 1918, Frederick Sanger was born to Frederick Sanger, M.D., and Cecely Sanger in Rencomb, Gloucestershire. Sanger was the middle son of three. Five years later the Sanger family moved to Tanworth-in-Arden, Warwickshire.

DNA Sequencing!

1. Frederick Sanger won a Nobel Prize twice.2. The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute was named after him.3. Sanger also won the Copley Medal.


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