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Dorothy Hodgkin

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Corinne Delbaugh

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Dorothy take first x-ray photographs of insulin crystals (1935)
Dorothy solves the structure of penicillin (1945)
Dorothy presents the advanced stages of the structure of vitamin B12 at the International Union of Crystallography Congress in Paris, France (1954)
Dorothy wins the Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1964)

Dorothy studied under John Desmond Bernal (1934)
Professor: Wolfson Professor of the Royal Society, Somerville College, Oxford University (1960-77)
Administrator: Chancellor, Bristol University (1970-88)
Professor: X-ray Crystallography, Wolfson College, Oxford University (1977-82)

Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin
Family Life
Dorothy married Thomas Hodgkin in 1937.
She had 3 children, Luke, Elizabeth and Toby.
Dorothy Hodgkin
Dorothy Crowfoot Hodkin is known for developing
X-ray crystallography in determining the three-dimensional structure of complex organic molecules. She also developed the structure of penicillin, insulin and vitamin B12.
The Incredible Journey of
Dorothy Hodgkin!

Something Interesting about Dorothy.
She was the first woman in Britain to win the Nobel Prize!

Somerville College, Oxford University
Cambridge University

May 12, 1910 - July 29, 1994
Dorothy was born in 1910 in Cario, Egypt.
This painting hangs in the National Portrait Gallery
Reference Page
• Chemical Heritage Foundation

• Dorothy Hodgkin and her contributions to Biochemistry
Howard, Judith A. K. "Dorothy Hodgkin And Her Contributions To Biochemistry." Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology 4.11 (2003): 891-896. Academic Search Premier. Web. 21 Nov. 2015.

• "Dorothy Hodgkin". Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online.
Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., 2015. Web. 04 Dec. 2015

• http://www.nndb.com/people/564/000100264/
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