Fred Sanger – Father of Molecular Biology
Presenter: Fred Sanger
Published: March 2009
Age: 14-19 and upwards
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Tags: sanger, insulin, dna, sequencing
Fred Sanger is often considered the father of modern molecular biology, and is one of the few people to have been awarded two Nobel prizes. Working in Cambridge he developed a new chromatographic method for determining amino-acid end-groups. His new chromatographic results on the free amino groups of insulin were published in 1945 and the complete sequence of insulin in 1955.