Synge, Richard Laurence Millington

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 MartinMartin, Archer John Porter,
1910–2002, English biochemist, educated at Cambridge. From 1938 to 1946 he carried on chemical research in the laboratories of the Wool Industries Association at Leeds, Yorkshire.
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 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.

Synge, Richard Laurence Millington


Born Oct. 28, 1914, in Liverpool. British biochemist. Fellow of the Royal Society of London (1950).

Synge graduated from Cambridge University in 1936. He worked for the Wool Industries Research Association from 1941 to 1943, when he began his association with the Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine in London. In 1948 he became head of the department of protein and carbohydrate chemistry at Rowett Research Institute in Bucksburn, Aberdeen. In 1967 he began working at the Food Research Institute in Norwich. Synge developed the theoretical basis for the technique of partition chromatography and introduced the technique into laboratory practice. He is also one of the founders of analytical protein chemistry. Synge was awarded a Nobel Prize in 1952 jointly with A. J. P. Martin.


“Analiticheskaia khimiia belkov.” In the collection Khimiia belka. Moscow, 1949. (With A. Martin; translated from English.)