12/05/1910 British chemist Dorothy Hodgkin is born
Great Medical Discoveries: Dorothy Hodgkin and the Structure of Penicillin
Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin
CAN385 NOBEL CHEMISTRY PRIZE WINNER DOCTOR DOROTHY HODGKIN FROM OXFORD
Hodgkin developed protein crystallography, a method used for determining the atomic and molecular structure of peptides. It is still an essential tool in molecular biology today. Using her method, Hodgkin confirmed the previously theorized structure of penicillin and vitamin B12. She also deciphered the structure of insulin.
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