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Dorothy Hodgkin

Dorothy Mary Hodgkin was a British scientist, born Dorothy Crowfoot in 1910. She studied chemistry at Oxford and Cambridge universities, before becoming a research fellow at Somerville College, Oxford in 1936, a post which she held until 1977. In 1960 she was appointed Wolfson Research Professor at the Royal Society. In 1964 she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for her work in crystallography. She had, among other things, discovered the structure of penicillin, vitamin B12 and insulin.

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