Rodney Robert Porter

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Porter, Rodney Robert


Born Oct. 8, 1917, in Ashton. British immunologist and biochemist. Fellow of the Royal Society of London (1964).

Porter was educated at the universities of Liverpool and Cambridge. From 1949 to 1960 he was on the staff of the National Institute for Medical Research in London, and from 1960 to 1967 he was a professor at the St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School in London. He became a professor at Oxford University in 1967 and a member of the Medical Research Council in 1970. Porter’s chief works have determined the chemical structure of antibodies. Together with G. Edelman he was awarded a Nobel Prize in 1972. He is an honorary foreign member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and an honorary member of the American Society of Biological Chemists.


In Russian translation:
“Struktura antitel.” In the collection Molekuly i kletki, fasc. 4, Moscow, 1969. Pages 41–55.
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