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Luis Federico Leloir

Luis Federico Leloir, Argentinian biochemist, educator. Recipient Nobel prize for chemistry, 1970. Foreign member National Academy of Sciences (United States), American Academy Art and Sciences, American Philosophical Society; member Argentine Association for the Advancement of Science (chairman 1958-1959), National Academy Medicine.

Background

  • Leloir, Luis Federico was born on September 6, 1906 in Paris.

  • Education

    • Student, University Buenos Aires. Doctor honorary, universities Paris, Granada, Cordoba.

    Career

    • Research chemist Institute Biology and Experimental Medicine, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1946-1947. Director Institute Bio-chemical Research, Campomar, Argentina, since 1947. Head department biochemistry University Buenos Aires, Argentina, since 1962.

      Member directory National Research Council, Argentina, 1958-1964.

    Major achievements

    • Foreign National Academy Scis. (United States) ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE `description` = VALUES(`description`); American Academy Art and Scis.; American Philosophical Society; Argentine Association Advancement Sci. (chairman 1958-59) ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE `description` = VALUES(`description`); National Academy Medicine

    Works

    • Major research includes: isolation of glucose diphosphate, 1948, of uridine diphosphate glucose, 1950, of uridine diphosphate acetylglucosamine, 1953, mechanism of glycogen, 1959, of starch biosynthesis, 1960, isolation of dolechol phosphate from liver, 1970.

    Membership

    Foreign member National Academy of Sciences (United States), American Academy Art and Sciences, American Philosophical Society. Member Argentine Association for the Advancement of Science (chairman 1958-1959), National Academy Medicine.

    Connections

    • Married Amelie Zuherbuhler de Leloir, 1 daughter.
    • spouse: Amelie Zuherbuhler de Leloir
    Luis Federico Leloir
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    Born September 6, 1906
    Nationality
    • 1946 - 1947
      Research chemist, Institute Biology and Experimental Medicine
      Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • 1947
      director, Institute Bio-chemical Research
      Argentina
    • 1958 - 1964
      member, directory National Research Council
      Argentina
    • 1962
      head, department biochemistry University Buenos Aires
      Argentina

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