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Hans Adolf Krebs

Sir Hans Adolf Krebs was a German medical doctor[?] and biochemist[?]. He was born on August 25, 1900, in Hildesheim, Germany.

He was the son on Georg Krebs, also M.D., and his wife Alma. He went to school in Hildesheim and studied medicine at the University of Göttingen from 1918-1923. He made his Ph.D. at the University of Hamburg[?] in 1925, then studied chemistry in Berlin for one year, where he later became assistant of Otto Warburg[?] at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Biology[?] until 1930.

He then returned to medical work, which became forbidden under National Socialist rule in 1933. He was invited to Cambridge, where he studied biochemistry. He became professor of biochemistry at the University of Sheffield[?] in 1945.

Krebs' area of interest was the intermediary metabolism. He discovered the urea cycle in 1932 and the citric acid cycle, which is still often called Krebs cycle. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1953.

Krebs died on November 22, 1981, in Oxford, England.



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