13 Facts About Gobind Khorana

1. In 1968 Har Gobind Khorana shared the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology with Robert W Holley and Marshall W Nirenberg (1927—) "for their interpretation of the genetic code and its function in protein synthesis.

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2. In 1960 Gobind Khorana moved to the Institute for Enzyme Research at the University of Wisconsin.

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3. In 1952 Gobind Khorana married Esther Elizabeth Sibler, who was born in Switzerland.

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4. In 1960 Gobind Khorana moved to the Institute for Enzyme Research at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he became Professor of Biochemistry and co-director of the Institute.

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5. In 1968 Har Gobind Khorana shared the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology with Robert W Holley and Marshall W Nirenberg (1927—) "for their interpretation of the genetic code and its function in protein synthesis.

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6. Har Gobind Khorana was born in Raipur on January 9, 1922.

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7. Har Gobind Khorana was an Indian organic chemist and cowinner of the 1968 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine.

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8. In 1966, Gobind Khorana was elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

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9. In 1955, Gobind Khorana learned about Severo Ochoa's discovery of the enzyme polynucleotide phosphorylase and met Arthur Kornberg, who described pioneering research on the enzymatic synthesis of DNA.

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10. Har Gobind Khorana made important contributions to this field by building different RNA chains with the help of enzymes.

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11. In 2009, Gobind Khorana was hosted by the Gobind Khorana Program and honored at the 33rd Steenbock Symposium in Madison, Wisconsin.

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12. Har Gobind Khorana died on 9 November 2011, in Concord, Massachusetts, at the age of 89.

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13. In 1960 Gobind Khorana accepted a position as co-director of the Institute for Enzyme research at the Institute for Enzyme Research at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

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