Frederick Sanger(redirected from Frederic Sanger)
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Born Aug. 13, 1918, in Rendcombe, Gloucestershire. British biochemist. Fellow of the Royal Society of London (1954).
Sanger graduated from Cambridge University in 1939 and received the Ph.D. degree there in 1943. In 1944 he became a member of the Medical Research Council at Cambridge and in 1951, head of the protein chemistry section of the molecular biology laboratory at Cambridge University. His research has dealt primarily with determining the molecular structure of proteins and nucleic acids. Sanger was the first to establish the primary structure of insulin, that is, the sequential arrangement of amino acids. He is an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1958). Sanger was awarded a Nobel Prize in 1958.