Richard Laurence Millington Synge

Synge, Richard Laurence Millington, 1914–94, British biochemist, Ph.D. Cambridge, 1941. Synge was a researcher at the Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine, London, from 1943 to 1948 and at the Rowett Research Institute in Scotland from 1948 to 1967. He then worked as a biochemist at the Food Research Institute, Norwich, England, from 1967 to 1976. Synge was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Archer Martin in 1952 for their invention of partition chromatography, a chemical process that enables mixtures of closely related chemicals to be separated for identification and further examination.

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