Kendrew, John Cowdery


1917–1997 English chemist and molecular biologist who built the first atomic model of a protein molecule.

Keywords: myoglobin; X‐ray crystallography; atomic models

Figure 1.

John Cowdery Kendrew (1917–1997), building the first atomic model of a protein, myoglobin, in 1959.


Further Reading

Kendrew JC (1961) The three‐dimensional structure of a protein molecule. Scientific American December: 96–104.

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Perutz, Max(Feb 2002) Kendrew, John Cowdery. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002844]