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biochemist , educator

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.

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

  • Other Work

    • 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