Hans Adolf Krebs

Chemist, Academic

1900 – 1981

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Who was Hans Adolf Krebs?

Sir Hans Adolf Krebs 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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Born
Aug 25, 1900
Hildesheim
Also known as
  • Кребс, Ханс Адольф
  • 汉斯·阿道夫·克雷布斯
Spouses
Religion
  • Judaism
Ethnicity
  • Germans
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
  • Germany
Profession
Education
  • University of Hamburg
  • Humboldt University of Berlin
  • University of Göttingen
  • University of Freiburg
  • Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Lived in
  • Lower Saxony
  • Hildesheim
  • Germany
Died
Nov 22, 1981
Oxford

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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