LMB 365 – Day 83

LMB Nobel Laureate John Kendrew was born on this day in Oxford in 1917. In 1946 he became Max Perutz’s first research student, and helped found the MRC Unit a year later. In 1962 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his studies of the structures of globular proteins. He died in Cambridge on 23 August 1997. For day 83 of #LMB365, this photo from the late 1950s shows John lecturing next to his large ‘sausage’ model of myoglobin, the protein that stores oxygen in muscles