Feodor Lynen

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Lynen, Feodor

Lynen, Feodor (fāōˈdôr lēˈnən), 1911–79, German biochemist, grad. Univ. of Munich (Ph.D. 1937). He began teaching at the Max Planck Institute for Cell Chemistry in Munich in 1947. His research on the B vitamin called biotin, the basic function of which is to regulate carbon-dioxide usage by cells, led to work on the mechanism and regulation of cholesterol and fatty-acid metabolism for which he shared the 1964 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with K. E. Bloch.
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Lynen, Feodor


Born Apr. 6, 1911, in Munich. German biochemist. Member of the Leopoldina German Academy of Naturalists (1959) and the US National Academy of Sciences (1962).

Lynen graduated as a doctor of philosophy from the University of Munich in 1937. He has been director of the Max Planck Society Institute of Cell Chemistry in Munich since 1954. His principal works deal with the biochemistry of metabolism, the oxidation of fatty acids in the body, and the activation of acetate. Together with K. Bloch, Lynen was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1964 for research on the biosynthesis of cholesterol and fatty acids.

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Konrad Bloch and Feodor Lynen received the Nobel Prize for their research on the mechanism and regulation of cholesterol and fatty-acid metabolism.
and DFG Habilitation scholarship KR 2125/1-1 to M.K.), the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation(Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship to M.K.), and the National Science Foundation (NSF grant OPP-9614847 to E.L.T.
555 of the Charles Darwin Foundation and was supported by the DFG grant Tr 105/7 to FT, and a Feodor Lynen and a Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Fellowship to MW.
Block of Harvard University and Feodor Lynen, a German professor, for their work on the relationship between heart disease and cholesterol.