Born August 13, 1918
, he won two Nobel Prize
s in chemistry
. He was only the second person ever to win two in the same field, John Bardeen
being the first (Physics
), and the first (so far the only) to win two in Chemistry. He won his Nobel Prizes in 1958
, for discovering the amino acid
sequence of insulin
, and in 1980
, with Walter Gilbert
, for inventing the orignal method of rapid DNA sequencing
. He is still alive today, doing research at Cambridge University
, and is reputedly working on getting a 3rd Nobel in Chemistry.
See also: Nobel Prizes: ChemistryDNA Sequencing
Frederick Sanger died on November 19, 2013 at the age of 95. No cause of death was given.