1910 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
"in recognition of the contributions to our knowledge of cell chemistry made through his work on proteins, including the nucleic substances"
- Born:Ludwig Karl Martin Leonhard Albrecht Kossel, September 16, 1853
- Birthplace: Rostock, Germany
- Residence: Heidelberg, Germany
- Education: University of Strassburg
- Field of Study: Medicine
- Affiliations: Honorary doctor of the Universities of Cambridge, Dublin, Ghent, Greifswald, St. Andrews and Edinburgh; Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
- Died: July 5th, 1927
- Publications: Investigations into the nucleins and their cleavage products, 1881; The tissues in the human body and their microscopic investigation, 1889-91; The problems of biochemistry,1908
- Major contribution:Discoveries of adenine, cytosine, guanine, thymine, uracil, histidine, thymic acid, and agmatine
"Kossel was a German biochemist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for his contributions to understanding the chemistry of nucleic acids and proteins. He discovered the nucleic acids that are the bases in the DNA molecule, the genetic substance of the cell.."
1909 - Theodor Kocher | 1911 - Allvar Gullstrand