Francis Crick
#46 Overall Influence

Francis Crick

British molecular biologist, biophysicist, neuroscientist; co-discoverer of the structure of DNA


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Francis Harry Compton Crick was a British molecular biologist, biophysicist, and neuroscientist. In 1953, he co-authored with James Watson the academic paper proposing the double helix structure of the DNA molecule. Together with Watson and Maurice Wilkins, he was jointly awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine “for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material”. The results were based partly on fundamental studies done by Rosalind Franklin, Raymond Gosling and Wilkins.
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University of London
University of London

Federal research university in London, England

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University of Cambridge
University of Cambridge

Collegiate public research university in Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

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  • What Mad Pursuit: A Personal View of Scientific Discovery

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