> Subject: Nobel prize winners in photosynthesis
>> Dear readers of the photosynthesis list,
>> Can somebody please tell me how many Nobel prizes have been awarded in the past
> to scientists in photosynthesis research, and give me the names and dates?
> I would like to use this information in a popular scientific article about
> photosynthesis research which I am currently writing.
>> Thank you very much for your efforts, Alex Angerhofer.
Govindjee responded with a list of names, and approximate dates. I list
below recipients of the Chemistry prize with work related to plant
science (loosely defined), and the years of the awards. Short summaries of
their work can be found in a new book published by the Am. Chem. Soc.,
"Nobel Laureates in Chemistry 1901-1992", Laylin James, ed.
Richard Martin Willstatter - 1915 - structural studies of Chlorophyll
Paul Karrer - 1937 - characterization of carotenoids and other plant pigments
Artturi Virtanen - 1945 - N assimilation in root nodules
James Sumner - 1946 - studies of jack bean urease
Wendell Stanley - 1946 - studies of tobacco mosaic virus
Robert Robinson - 1947 - studies of plant natural products, especially
Melvin Calvin - 1961 - the path of carbon in photosynthesis
Luis Leloir - 1970 - carbohydrate biosynthesis in plants and animals
Peter Mitchell - 1978 - chemiosmotic theory
Hartmut Michel, Johann Deisenhoffer, Robert Huber - 1988 - crystal
structure of photosynthetic reaction center
Who will be next?