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Presenter: Aaron Klug

Published: March 2009

Age: 18-22 and upwards

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Type: Interviews

Source/institution: Vega

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Born in Lithuania, Aaron Klug, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1982, tells us about his early life and education growing up in Durban, South Africa. He developed an early interest in physiology and anatomy but did not find his teacher very inspiring and gave up classes after dissecting a kidney where the teacher clearly showed a lack of interest in the topic. Aaron went on to shape his own studies in physiology, biochemistry and what was called applicable maths. He says that there are advantages to a broad education in science, as you never know what it will lead to.