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

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

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

That discovery earned him, along with two colleagues, the 1968 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for their interpretation of the genetic code and its function in protein synthesis". Dr. Khorana's work on this field was centered on building different RNA chains with the help of enzymes.

Har Gobind was born in Raipur in 1922 to a father who was passionate about education and taught all his five children to read and write.

After a few years, Har Gobind went to work in a university in Vancouver, Canada where he initiated his DNA research. These amino acids form proteins. "His accomplishments didn't stop there". He constructed the world's first artificial gene in early 1970.

Dr Khorana went to America to become its naturalized citizen and received the National Medal of Science. Four years later, he announced that he was able to function an artificial gene within a bacterial cell. "In the 1980s Khorana synthesized the gene for rhodopsin, a protein involved in vision".

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The effective step which the scientist like Har Gobind Khorana shows the way to a number of development and studies.

Khorana died November 9, 2011, in MA at the age of 89. Dr. Khorana and Esther have three children together: Julia, Emily, and Dave.

Khorana lived in many countries throughout his life. Khorana completed his graduation and masters degree in chemistry from Punjab University and followed his doctorate in organic chemistry at the Liverpool in England.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Government of India (Dept of Biotechnology) and the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum jointly created the Khorana programme in 2007. Roger J.S. Beer supervised his research, and, in addition, looked after him diligently. He worked under Professor Vladimir Prelog in Zurich for one year and continued his reserch.

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