List of biophysicists

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This is a list of persons known for their research in biophysics.[1]

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  • Gary Ackers (American, 1939 – 2011) — thermodynamics of protein assembly into complexes, protein-DNA interactions and enzyme subunit interactions. He developed the DNase footprinting method which paved way for the developing of biophysical and biochemical methods to study protein-nucleic acid interactions in more complex systems, including time-resolved studies of the kinetics of RNA folding.
  • David Agard —
  • Christian B. Anfinsen (American, 1916 – 1995) — author of the postulate about spontaneous protein folding, for which he received a Nobel Prize

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Carlos Bustamante

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Francis Crick

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Luigi Galvani

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  • Louise Johnson — (English, 1940-2012) Crystal structure of lysozyme (1st enzyme) with David Phillips, then glycogen phosphorylase. Wrote influential crystallography textbook with Tom Blundell.[9]
  • Pascual Jordan (German, 1902–1980)[1]

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John Kendrew with model of myoglobin in progress.
Brian Kobilka

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Linus Pauling

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Venki Ramakrishnan

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Dame Janet M. Thornton

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Monument to Maurice Wilkins & DNA, Pongoroa NZ

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Ada Yonath at the Weizmann Institute
  • King-Wai Yau (Chinese-born American, 1948– ) fundamental contributions to understanding the mechanisms of sensory transduction in rod, cone, and non-image visual systems and in olfaction
  • Ada Yonath (Israeli, 1939– ) winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry (with Steitz and Ramakrishnan) for solving the crystal structure of the large subunit of the ribosome
  • Douglas Youvan — light reactions of photosynthesis, genetic code, imaging spectroscopy and directed evolution

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  8. ^ "Alexander Hollaender Award in Biophysics". National Academy of Sciences. Retrieved April 30, 2013. 
  9. ^ Thomas L. Blundell, Louise N. Johnson (1976). Protein Crystallography. Academic Press. 
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  11. ^ "McDermott, Ann E.". National Academy of Sciences. Retrieved April 30, 2013. 
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  14. ^ "Nicolas Rashevsky". Version 8. PlanetMath.org. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
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