Stein William
Country United States
Category Chemistry
Year 1972

Stein William, 1911 - 1980, Year won 1972, deepened our understanding of biomolecular activity in general and of heredity in particular..

William Stein was born in New York in 1911. He studied chemistry and his research led him to develop ways of identifying amino acids and of localizing structures.

In 1972, he was awarded the Nobel prize in chemistry, together with Stanford Moore, “for their contribution to the understanding of the connection between the chemical structure and catalytic activity of the active center of the ribonuclease molecule.”

William Stein died in 1980.

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