Perutz, Max Ferdinand


1914–2002 Austrian‐born British biochemist who determined the structure of the oxygen‐binding protein haemoglobin by X‐ray diffraction analysis.

Keywords: haemoglobin; X‐ray diffraction; Kendrew; allosteric; porphyrin; sickle cell anaemia

Further Reading

Perutz MF (1963) X‐ray analysis of haemoglobin (Nobel Address). Science 140: 863–869.

Perutz MF (1978) Haemoglobin structure and respiratory transport. Scientific American 239: 92–125.

Perutz MF (1980) Origins of molecular biology. New Scientist 85: 326–329.

Perutz MF (1981) A sagacious scientist. New Scientist 90: 39.

Perutz MF (1989) Is Science Necessary? Essays on Science and Scientists. New York: Dutton.

Perutz MF (1998) I Wish I'd Made You Angry Earlier: Essays on Science, Scientists and Humanity. Plainview, NY: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press.

Hagan WJ (1993) In: James LK (ed.) Nobel Laureates in Chemistry 1901–1992, (History of Modern Chemistry Series), pp. 425–441. Washington DC: American Chemical Society and the Chemical Heritage Foundation.

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Coley, Noel G(Feb 2002) Perutz, Max Ferdinand. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002895]