John Cowdery Kendrew (Physics, Biochemistry)
Birthday: 1917, Oxford, England
John Cowdery Kendrew was a molecular biologist. He used X-ray
crystallography to formulate the first three dimensional description of the
protein myoglobin. For this achievement he shared (with Max Perutz in Cambridge)
the 1962 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for studies of the structure of globular
proteins.. He founded the Journal of Molecular Biology in 1959 and published
The Thread of Life in 1966.