Sir John Warcup Cornforth
Cornforth, Sir John Warcup (wôrˈkəp côrnˈfərth) [key], 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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