Awards & Winners

Max Perutz

Date of Birth 19-May-1914
Place of Birth Vienna
Nationality United Kingdom, Austria
Also know as Max Ferdinand Perutz
Profession Scientist, Physicist, Crystallography
Max Ferdinand Perutz, OM, CH, CBE, FRS was an Austrian-born British molecular biologist, who shared the 1962 Nobel Prize for Chemistry with John Kendrew, for their studies of the structures of hemoglobin and globular proteins. He went on to win the Royal Medal of the Royal Society in 1971 and the Copley Medal in 1979. At Cambridge he founded and chaired The Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, fourteen of whose scientists have won Nobel Prizes. Perutz's contributions to molecular biology in Cambridge are documented in The History of the University of Cambridge: Volume 4 published by the Cambridge University Press in 1992.

Awards by Max Perutz

Check all the awards nominated and won by Max Perutz.


Copley Medal
(In recognition of his distinguished contributions to molecular biology through his own studies of the structure and biological activity of haemoglobin and his leadership in the development of the subject.)


Nobel Prize in Chemistry
(for their studies of the structures of globular proteins)