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Feodor Felix Konrad Lynen

German biochemist

Feodor Felix Konrad Lynen ForMemRS (6 April 1911 – 6 August 1979) was a German biochemist.

Feodor Felix Konrad Lynen
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Born
Feodor Felix Konrad Lynen

(1911-04-06)April 6, 1911[1]
Died6 August 1979(1979-08-06) (aged 68)
Munich, Germany
NationalityGerman
Known fordiscoveries with the mechanism and regulation of cholesterol and fatty acid metabolism

He is best known for his discoveries with the mechanism and regulation of cholesterol and fatty acid metabolism.[2] He won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1956 "for their discoveries concerning the mechanism and regulation of the cholesterol and fatty acid metabolism". He shared the prize with Konrad Bloch.[1]

He died in Munich, Germany on 6 August 1979 six weeks after he had an operation for an aneurysm.[3] He was married to Eva Wieland, and they had five children.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Feodor Lynen - Facts". Nobelprize.org. Retrieved 2014-03-30.
  2. "Feodor Lynen - Biographical". Nobelprize.org. Retrieved 2014-03-30.
  3. "Feodor Lynen Biography (1911-1979)". faqs.org. Retrieved 2014-03-30.