John Kendrew

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John Cowdery Kendrew (March 24, 1917August 23, 1997) was a British molecular biologist.

He was born in Oxford, England, and was educated at the Dragon School in Oxford, as well as Clifton College in Bristol and Trinity College, Cambridge.

Kendrew shared the 1962 Nobel Prize for chemistry with Max Perutz for determining the first atomic structures of proteins using crystallography. Their work was done at what is now the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge. Kendrew determined the structure of the protein myoglobin, which transports oxygen in muscle cells.

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