Norman Davidson (biochemist)

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Professor Norman Davidson
Born James Norman Davidson
(1911-03-05)5 March 1911
Died 11 September 1972(1972-09-11) (aged 61)
Fields Biochemistry
Institutions University of Aberdeen
University of St Andrews[1]
University of Glasgow
Alma mater University of Edinburgh[1]
Notable awards Fellow of the Royal Society[1]

James Norman Davidson CBE PRSE FRS (5 March 1911 – 11 September 1972) was a Scottish biochemist, pioneer molecular biologist and textbook author.[citation needed]


Davidson was educated at the University of Edinburgh gaining a Bachelor of Science degree in organic chemistry in 1934.[1]


Davidson was Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Glasgow from 1947 to 1972 and served as President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh from 1958-59.[2]