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Richard Laurence Millington Synge

Richard Laurence Millington Synge, British biochemist. Recipient (with A.J.P. Martin) Nobel prize for chemistry, 1952; John Price Wetherill medal Franklin Institute, 1959; named honorary fellow Trinity College, Cambridge University, 1972. Fellow Royal Society Chemistry, Royal Society; honorary member Royal Irish Academy, Royal Society New Zealand, American Society Biological Chemists.

Background

  • Synge, Richard Laurence Millington was born on October 28, 1914 in Liverpool, England. Son of Laurence M. and Katharine (Swan).

  • Education

    • Doctor of Philosophy. Student, Winchester College, Trinity College, Cambridge University. Honorary Doctor of Science, University East Anglia, 1977.

      Honorary Doctor of Science, University Aberdeen, 1987. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Uppsala, 1980.

    Career

    • Biochemist Wool Industries Research Association, Leeds, England, 1941-1943. Staff biochemist Lister Institute Preventive Medicine, London, 1943-1948. Head department protein chemistry Rowett Research Institute, Aberdeen, Scotland, 1948-1967.

      Biochemist Food Research Institute, Norwich, England, 1967-1976. Honorary professor School Biological Sciences, University East Anglia, 1968-1984. Visiting biochemist Ruakura Animal Research Station, Hamilton, New Zealand, 1958-1959.

    Works

    • Member editorial board Bio-chemical Journal, 1949-1955.

    Membership

    Editorial Board Biochemical Journal 1949-1955. Royal Irish Academy, Royal Society New Zealand, American Society of Biological Chemists, Phytochem. Society Europe.

    Connections

    • Son of; married Ann Stephen, 1943. 3 sons, 4 daughters.
    • father: Laurence M. Son
    • mother: Katharine (Swan) Son
    • spouse: Ann Stephen
    Richard Laurence Millington Synge
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    Born October 28, 1914
    Died August 18, 1995
    (aged 80)
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    • 1977
      University East Anglia
    • 1987
      University Aberdeen
    • 1980
      University Uppsala
    • 1941 - 1943
      Biochemist, Wool Industries Research Association
      England, Arkansas, United States
    • 1943 - 1948
      staff biochemist, Lister Institute Preventive Medicine
      London, Mpumalanga, South Africa
    • 1948 - 1967
      head, department protein chemistry Rowett Research Institute
      Aberdeen, Maryland, United States
    • 1967 - 1976
      biochemist, Food Research Institute
      Norwich, New York, United States
    • 1968 - 1984
      honorary professor, School Biological Sciences
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