Kaj Ulrik Linderstrøm-Lang

Chemist, Deceased Person

1896 – 1959

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Who was Kaj Ulrik Linderstrøm-Lang?

Kaj Ulrik Linderstrøm-Lang was a Danish protein scientist, who was the director of the Carlsberg Laboratory from 1939 until his death.

His most notable scientific contributions were the development of sundry physical techniques to study protein structure and function, and his definitions of protein primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary structure.

Linderstrøm-Lang devoted himself unstintingly to protein science and trained a whole generation of eminent protein scientists, Linderstrøm-Lang maintained a fun atmosphere in his laboratory and a happy spirit that expressed itself in wonderful Christmas parties and frequent trips to the Tivoli amusement park in Copenhagen. Linderstrøm-Lang was also a writer, musician and story-teller, and was active in the resistance movement against the Nazi occupation of Denmark.

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Born
Nov 29, 1896
Nationality
  • Denmark
Profession
Died
May 25, 1959

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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