|Born||25 August 1900
|Died||November 22, 1981 (aged 81)
|Fields||Internal medicine, biochemistry|
|Institutions||Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Biology
University of Hamburg
University of Sheffield
University of Oxford
|Alma mater||University of Göttingen
University of Freiburg
University of Berlin
University of Hamburg
|Known for||Discovery of the urea cycle and the citric acid cycle|
|Notable awards||Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1953)|
Krebs won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for this, in 1953.
Early years [change]
Krebs studied medicine at the University of Göttingen and the University of Freiburg from 1918–1923. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Hamburg in 1925. Next, he studied chemistry in Berlin for one year. In Berlin, he helped Otto Warburg at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Biology until 1930.
Although he was Jewish, Krebs joined the German army in 1932. He worked as a doctor in the Altona hospital and at the University of Freiburg. At the University of Freiburg he researched the urea cycle.
Because he was Jewish, Krebs could not be a doctor in Germany. In 1933 he moved to England. He worked at Cambridge with Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins. In Cambridge he researched biochemistry. In 1945 he became a Professor (teacher) at the University of Sheffield.
In 1954 he became a professor in Oxford. After his retirement, Krebs continued work at the Radcliffe Infirmary until his death. He was a fellow of Trinity College in Oxford.
In 1953 Krebs received the Nobel Prize in Physiology for his "discovery of the citric acid cycle." He was knighted in 1958.
Personal life [change]
In 1938, Krebs married Margaret Cicely Fieldhouse. They had three children: two boys and a girl. His son John Krebs was an ornithologist (scientist who studies birds) and member of the House of Lords. His other son was called Paul. His daughter was Helen.
- 1900 Born in Germany
- 1918 Began medical school
- 1923 Graduated from medical school
- 1925 Graduated with Ph.D. from University of Hamburg
- 1932 Identification of Urea cycle
- 1933 Moved to the United Kingdom
- 1937 Identification of Citric acid cycle or "Krebs cycle"
- 1945 Became a Professor at University of Sheffield
- 1953 Won the Nobel Prize
- 1958 Knighted
- 1981 Died in Oxford
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- Sri Kantha, S: The question of nepotism in the award of Nobel prizes; a critique of the view of Hans Krebs; Medical Hypotheses, 1991; 34: 28-32
Other websites [change]
- Biography - Hans Adolf Krebs Nobel Prize
- 1953 Prize in Physiology or Medicine Nobel Prizes
- Plaque to Krebs on his Iffley home Oxfordshire Blue Plaques