Robert Bruce Merrifield Biography, Age, Weight, Height, Friend, Like, Affairs, Favourite, Birthdate & Other

Robert Bruce Merrifield

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Biography Of Robert Bruce Merrifield
Real Name Robert Bruce Merrifield
Profession Chemists, Biochemists
Famous as Biochemist
Nationality American
Personal Life of Robert Bruce Merrifield
Born on 15 July 1921
Birthday 15th July
Died At Age 84
Sun Sign Cancer
Born in Fort Worth, Texas
Died on 14 May 2006
Place of death Cresskill, New Jersey
Family Background of Robert Bruce Merrifield
Father George E. Merrifield
Mother Lorene
Spouse/Partner Elizabeth Furlong
Children Nancy, Betsy, Cathy, Laurie, Sally and James
Awards Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1984)
Personal Fact of Robert Bruce Merrifield

Robert Bruce Merrifield was an American biochemist who was awarded the 1984 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his development of methodology for chemical synthesis on a solid matrix. His ingenious discovery for quick protein synthesis aided in streamlining numerous scientific experiments. Interested in science as a child, he went on to take up a Bachelor degree in Chemistry and PhD in Biochemistry from the University of California at Los Angeles.

He then joined the Rockfeller Institute for Medical Research and remained there in various posts throughout his career, eventually becoming the John D. Rockefeller professor in 1984. As a result of his research, he developed the solid phase peptide synthesis, a method that allowed the systematic study of protein structure. A few years later he also developed a machine for automation thereby simplifying and quickening the process.

Other than the Nobel Prize, he was the recipient of prestigious awards as the Gairdner Foundation International Award, Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research and the Chemical Pioneer Award. He was inducted as a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in 1972. An author of several papers for numerous science journals, he had also published a semiautobiographical titled Life during a Golden Age of Peptide Chemistry: the Concept and Development of Solid-Phase Peptide Synthesis’.

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