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Hans Adolf Krebs

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Net worth 2018: Under Review
Industry: Scientists
Residence: Hildesheim, Germany
Country: German
BirthDay: 25 August 1900
Sigh: Virgo
Died On: November 22, 1981

Hans Adolf Krebs was bornon 25 August 1900 in Hildesheim, Germany, German, is Biochemist. Hans Adolf Krebs was a German-born British physician and biochemist who made significant contribution in the study of cellular respiration, a biochemical pathway in cells for production of energy. In his more than five decades of career, Krebs successfully discovered two important chemical reactions in the body, the urea cycle and the citric acid cycle. While for the first he collaborated with Henseleit, for the second he carried on his belief of detecting oxygen consumption and identifying chemical reaction in glucose metabolism using manometer. Together with Hans Kornberg, Krebs discovered the glyoxylate cycle, which was a slight variation of the citric acid cycle found in plants, bacteria, protists, and fungi. It was Fritz Lipmann’s discovery of acetyl CoA that helped specified the details of the crucial synthetic step in the cycle. As a result, the duo was bestowed with the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1953. Apart from scientific career, Krebs held important academic posts. He was appointed as Demonstrator in biochemistry at the University of Sheffield in 1934. In 1935, he was promoted to the post of Lecturer in Pharmacology. In 1938 when University of Sheffield opened a Department of Biochemistry, he served as its first Head, and eventually Professor in 1945.


In 1990 the Federation of European Biochemical Societies instituted the Sir Hans Krebs Lecture and Medal


In 1988, the University of Sheffield started The Krebs Institute which is a research centre covering interdisciplinary programmes in biochemical research


It was only in 1981 that Jack Baldwin answered his question by stating that acetic acid could not be directly dehydrogenated and required another molecule to complete oxidative decomposition


In 1957, Krebs collaborated with Hans Kornberg and found out that there were additional crucial enzymes


In 1954, he moved to the University of Oxford as Whitley Professor of Biochemistry


The discovery earned him Nobel Award in Physiology or Medicine in 1953


In 1943, he took over the control over Sorby Research Institute


In 1938, the University of Sheffield opened the Department of Biochemistry of which Krebs served as the first Head and eventually professor in 1945


The highlight of his career came in 1937 when he discovered the citric acid cycle


In 1934, Krebs was appointed as a Demonstrator in biochemistry


In 1933, Krebs’ scientific progress met with a tragic halt


In 1932, together with Henseleit, Krebs published the discovery thus establishing the ornithine cycle


In 1930, Krebs completed four years of his association with Warburg


In 1926, Krebs began his career as a research assistant to great biochemist Otto Heinrich Warburg at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Biology in Dahlem, Berlin


For the same, he studied at the Department of Chemistry at the Pathological Institute of the Charité Hospital, Berlin, in 1924


By the time Krebs completed his medical course in 1923, he was convinced of pursuing a scientific career


In 1920, Krebs first met Wilhelm von Mollendorf, a leader in the field of vital staining


In December 1918, Krebs pursued his passion and enrolled at the University of Göttingen to study medicine


Hans Adolf Krebs was born on August 25, 1900 to Georg and Alma Krebs in Hildesheim, Germany

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