Reminiscences and Reflections

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Clarendon Press, 1981 - Biochemists - 298 pages

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Beginnings 19001918
University 19191925
In the laboratory of Otto Warburg 19261930

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Born in Hildesheim, Germany, Hans Adolf Krebs studied medicine at the universities of Gottingen, Freiburg, Munich, and Berlin. In 1925 he received a medical degree from the University of Hamburg and then became a laboratory assistant at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute of Biology in Berlin. In 1930 Krebs began a private practice and did research. As Adolf Hitler rose to power, Krebs left Germany and went to England, where he received an M.S. in biochemistry from Cambridge University. In 1935 he became a lecturer at the University of Sheffield, where he carried out research in cell metabolism. In 1937 Krebs discovered the citric acid cycle, a complex set of reactions that take place continuously in cellular respiration. This cycle, commonly called the Krebs cycle, is an essential part of the process in which organisms obtain energy from food. Krebs received a share of the 1953 Nobel Prize in physiology and medicine for this discovery. In 1954 Krebs became a professor at Oxford University, where he remained until 1967. After his retirement from Oxford, he continued his investigations of cell metabolism.

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