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Feodor Lynen

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Feodor Felix Konrad Lynen
Born6 April 1911
Died6 August 1979(1979-08-06) (aged 68)
AwardsNobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1964)
Fellow of the Royal Society[1]

Feodor Felix Konrad Lynen ForMemRS (6 April 1911 – 6 August 1979) was a German biochemist.

He is best known for his discoveries with the mechanism and regulation of cholesterol and fatty acid metabolism.[2] He won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1956 "for their discoveries concerning the mechanism and regulation of the cholesterol and fatty acid metabolism". He shared the prize with Konrad Bloch.[3]

He died in Munich, Germany on 6 August 1979 six weeks after he had an operation for an aneurysm.[4] He was married to Eva Wieland, and they had five children.[3]

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  1. Krebs, H.; Decker, K. (1982). "Feodor Lynen. 6 April 1911-6 August 1979". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 28: 261–317. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1982.0012. JSTOR 769901.
  2. "Feodor Lynen - Biographical". Nobelprize.org. Retrieved 2014-03-30.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Feodor Lynen - Facts". Nobelprize.org. Retrieved 2014-03-30.
  4. "Feodor Lynen Biography (1911-1979)". faqs.org. Retrieved 2014-03-30.