Alexander Oparin

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1894 – 1980

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Who was Alexander Oparin?

Alexander Ivanovich Oparin was a Soviet biochemist notable for his untested theories about the origin of life, and for his book The Origin of Life. He also studied the biochemistry of material processing by plants and enzyme reactions in plant cells. He showed that many food-production processes were based on biocatalysis and developed the foundations for industrial biochemistry in the USSR.

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Born
Mar 2, 1894
Uglich
Also known as
  • A. Oparin
  • Alexander Ivanovich Oparin
  • A. I. Oparin
Nationality
  • Russia
  • Soviet Union
Profession
Education
  • Moscow State University
Died
Apr 21, 1980
Moscow

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