Wednesday, 17 January, 2018

Google Doodle Celebrates Noble Prize-Winning Biochemist Har Gobind Khorana's Birthday

Khorana Dr. Khorana is also credited for the construction of the first artificial gene in 1972
Guillermo Lane | 10 January, 2018, 00:42

Google, on Tuesday, celebrated the 96th birth anniversary of Indian-American biochemist Har Gobind Khorana and dedicated a doodle in his name. Much of Khorana's work took place in Vancouver after he was offered a job there in 1952 and at the University of Wisconsin in 1960.

According to the Nobel Prize biography for Khorana, he was "born of Hindu parents in Raipur, a little village in Punjab, which is now part of eastern Pakistan".

His Nobel in Physiology or Medicine came in 1968, while he was at the University of Wisconsin, and he was jointly awarded with colleagues working independently, Robert Holley and Marshall Nirenberg. His father, Ganpat, was an agricultural taxation clerk and put a heavy emphasis on educating his family. He and a team of researchers received the award after discovering how the order of nucleotides in our DNA determines which amino acids are built and in turn, form the proteins that carry out cell functions.

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Khorana's first major breakthrough, for which he was awarded the Nobel, was for decoding the genetic alphabet and demystifying its role in protein synthesis. He constructed the world's first artificial gene in early 1970.

According to the biography of Khorana, he was married to Swiss national Esther Elizabeth Sibler - on whom the biography showered praises for bringing a "consistent sense of objective ... at a time when he felt out of place everywhere and at home nowhere". Throughout his academic journey, Khorana encountered many mentors and advisors whom he credited with shaping his fascination with proteins and nucleic acids. He passed away at the age of 89 in Concord, Massachusetts, United States. Khorana completed his graduation and masters degree in chemistry from Punjab University and followed his doctorate in organic chemistry at the Liverpool in England. They had three children - Julia Elizabeth, Emily Anne, and Dave Roy. Three years later, he continued on to Switzerland for a postdoctoral year at ETH Zurich, a university known for its contributions to chemistry, physics, and mathematics.

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