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Feodor Lynen

Feodor Lynen, German biochemist. member Bayerische Academy der Wissenschaften, Deutsche Academy der Naturforscher Leopoldina, Osterreich Academy der Wissenschaften (corr; member Academy Nacional de Medicina de Colombia; member Royal Society, American Biol; member Academy der Wissenschaften Göttingen.

Background

  • Lynen, Feodor was born on April 6, 1911 in Munich, Germany. Son of Wilhelm and Frieda (Prym) Lynen.

  • Education

    • Doctor philosophy, U. Munich, 1937. Doctor medical honorary, U. Freiburg (Germany), 1960. Honorary doctorates U. Seoul (Korea), 1967, U. Miami (Florida), 1968, U. Rene Descartes, Paris, 1976, U. Federal Rio de Janeiro, 1977, U. Regensburg (West Germany), 1978.

    Career

    • Chemistry U. Munich, 1942-1947, professor, from 1947. Director Max-Planck-Institute Zellchemie, Munich, 1954-1972, Max-Planck-Institute für Biochemie, from 1972.

    Membership

    Member Bayerische Academy der Wissenschaften, Deutsche Academy der Naturforscher Leopoldina, Osterreich Academy der Wissenschaften (corr. Member Academy Nacional de Medicina de Colombia. Member Royal Society, American Biol.

    Member Academy der Wissenschaften Göttingen.

    Connections

    • Married Eva Wieland, May 14, 1937. Children: Peter, Annemarie, Susanne, Eva-Marie, Heinrich.
    • father: Wilhelm Lynen
    • mother: Frieda (Prym) Lynen
    • spouse: Eva Wieland
    • children: Peter Lynen
    • Annemarie Lynen
    • Susanne Lynen
    • Eva-Marie Lynen
    • Heinrich Lynen
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    Born April 6, 1911
    Died August 6, 1979
    (aged 68)
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