Francis Crick Biography

Francis Harry Compton Crick, OM, FRS was an English molecular biologist, biophysicist, and neuroscientist, most noted for being a co-discoverer of the structure of the DNA molecule in 1953 with James Watson. He, Watson, and Maurice Wilkins were jointly awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine "for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material".

Crick was an important theoretical molecular biologist and played a crucial role in research related to revealing the genetic code. He is widely known for use of the term "central dogma" to summarize the idea that genetic information flow in cells is essentially one-way, from DNA to RNA to protein.

During the remainder of his career, he held the post of J.W. Kieckhefer Distinguished Research Professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California. His later research centered on theoretical neurobiology and attempts to advance the scientific study of human consciousness. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Francis Crick
Nationality:
United Kingdom
Profession:
Physicist, Scientist
Religion:
Atheism, Agnosticism
Date of Birth:
June 8, 1916
Astrological Sign:
Gemini
Date of Death:
July 28, 2004
Age at Death:
88
Cause of Death:
Colorectal cancer
Marriages
Francis Crick Timeline
  • 1953-02-21
    F Crick & J Watson discover structure of DNA-molecule
  • 1953-04-25
    Francis Crick and James Watson's discovery of the double helix structure of DNA is published in "Nature" magazine
  • 1962-10-18
    Dr Watson (US) & Drs Crick & Wilkins (Britain) win Nobel Prize for Medicine for work in determining structure of DNA
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