Rodney Robert Porter


Rodney Robert Porter

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birth_place = Newton-le-Willows, Lancashire
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nationality = English
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field = biochemistry
work_institutions = National Institute of Medical Research
alma_mater = University of Cambridge
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known_for = antibody
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prizes = 1972 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
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Rodney Robert Porter, FRS (8 October 1917 – 7 September 1985) was an English biochemist.

Born in Newton-le-Willows, St Helens, Lancashire, England, Rodney Robert Porter received his Bachelors of Sciences--with Honours--from the University of Liverpool in 1939 for Biochemistry, going on to receive his Ph.D. degree in the field from the University of Cambridge in 1948.

He worked for the National Institute of Medical Research for eleven years (1949-1960) before joining St. Mary's Hospital Medical School--University of London--and becoming the Pfizer Professor of Immunology.

In 1967 he was appointed Whitley Professor of Biochemistry to Oxford University.

In 1972, Porter shared the Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology with Gerald M. Edelman for determining the exact chemical structure of an antibody. Using an enzyme called papain, he broke the blood's immunoglobin into pieces, making them easier to study. He also looked into how the blood's immunoglobins react with cellular surfaces.

He died in a road accident near Winchester, Hampshire and is survived by his wife and five children.

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year=1999|month=Sep.
title=The Nobel chronicles. 1972: Gerald M Edelman (b 1929) and Rodney R Porter (1917-85)
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year=1991|month=Oct.
title=Lecture for the Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine 1972: Structural studies of immunoglobulins. 1972
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year=1987|month=.
title=Rodney Robert Porter: 8 October 1917-6 September 1985
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year=1986|month=.
title=Proceedings of the International Symposium on "The role and significance of international cooperation in the biomedical sciences." Dedicated to the memory of Dr. Rodney R. Porter. Washington, D.C., September 21-23, 1983
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title=Rodney Robert Porter (1917-1985)
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title=Rod Porter: his gifts to a young scientist
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year=1985|month=.
title=Special issue in memory of Rodney Porter
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year=1973|month=Feb.
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year=1972|month=Dec.
title= [Nobel prize for immunoglobulin research]
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volume=92
issue=34
pages=2363–5
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year=1972|month=Oct.
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issue=44
pages=5069–73
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External links

* [http://www.britannica.com/nobel/micro/477_33.html Britannica Information]
* [http://nobelprize.org/medicine/laureates/1972/porter-bio.html Nobel Prize Biography]


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