Hans Krebs
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Hans Krebs

British biochemist

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Sir Hans Adolf Krebs was a German-born British biologist, physician and biochemist. He was a pioneer scientist in the study of cellular respiration, a biochemical process in living cells that extracts energy from food and oxygen and makes it available to drive the processes of life. He is best known for his discoveries of two important sequences of chemical reactions that take place in the cells of humans and many other organisms, namely the citric acid cycle and the urea cycle. The former, often eponymously known as the “Krebs cycle”, is the key sequence of metabolic reactions that provides energy in the cells of humans and other oxygen-respiring organisms; and its discovery earned Krebs a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1953. With Hans Kornberg, he also discovered the glyoxylate cycle, which is a slight variation of the citric acid cycle found in plants, bacteria, protists, and fungi. Krebs died in 1981 in Oxford, where he had spent 13 years of his career from 1954 until his retirement in 1967 at the University of Oxford.

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University of Freiburg
University of Freiburg

University in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

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Humboldt University of Berlin
Humboldt University of Berlin

Public research university located in Berlin, Germany

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University of Oxford
University of Oxford

Collegiate research university in Oxford, England

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University of Göttingen
University of Göttingen

University in the city of Göttingen, Germany

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University of Cambridge
University of Cambridge

Collegiate public research university in Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

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University of Sheffield
University of Sheffield

University in Sheffield, United Kingdom

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University of Hamburg
University of Hamburg

University in Hamburg, Germany

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Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

German university in Munich, Bavaria

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Biology