Awards & Winners

Karl August Folkers

Date of Birth 01-September-1906
Place of Birth Decatur
(Macon County, Illinois, United States of America)
Nationality United States of America
Profession Chemist
Karl August Folkers was an American biochemist, working at Merck, and best known for his role in the isolation of vitamin B12. He received the Perkin Medal in 1960 and the Priestley Medal in 1986. As a Merck Pharmaceuticals research team, Folkers, Fern P. Rathe, and Edward Anthony Kaczka were the first to isolate the antibiotic cathomycin in 1955.

Awards by Karl August Folkers

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National Medal of Science for Chemistry
(For his discoveries and leadership in combining basic chemical research and clinical medicine to achieve new treatments of diseases which have enhanced the quality of life and extended survival rates for countless people.)