Sir Hans Krebs FRS
(1900-1981)

Died aged 81

Sir Hans Adolf Krebs (English /krɛbz/ or /krɛps/) (25 August 1900 – 22 November 1981) was a German-born British physician and biochemist. He was the pioneer scientist in study of cellular respiration, a biochemical pathway in cells for production of energy. He is best known for his discoveries of two important chemical reactions in the body, namely the urea cycle and the citric acid cycle. The latter, the key sequence of metabolic reactions that produces energy in cells, often eponymously known as the "Krebs cycle", earned him 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.

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Professor Sir Hans Krebs FRS (1900-1981), biochemist, Nobel laureate, lived here (1954-1981)

27 Abberbury Road, Iffley, Oxford, United Kingdom where they lived

Professor Sir Hans Krebs FRS 1900-1981 biochemist & discoverer of the Krebs cycle. Nobel Prize Winner 1953 worked here 1954-1967

Krebs Building, Department of Biochemistry, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom where they worked