Cornforth, Sir John Warcup
, 1917-, Australian chemist, Ph.D. Oxford, 1941. Although Cornforth suffered a hearing loss from childhood, he was aided in communicating by his wife and co-researcher Rita Harradence. His main affiliations were with the National Institute for Medical Research in London (1946-62) and the Milstead Laboratory of Chemical Enzymology for Shell Research, Ltd. (1962-75). In 1975 he and Vladimir Prelog
were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their efforts to relate molecular structure to the properties of chemical compounds.
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