Heidelberg University honours Otto Meyerhof, one of the founders of modern-day Biochemistry
Date: May 31, 2021
Heidelberg University is hosting a lecture series honouring Otto Meyerhof, nobel prize winner in medicine in 1922 and one of the founders of a new scientific discipline, Biochemistry. Otto Meyerhof worked in Heidelberg in the 1930ies and made breakthrough discoveries such as the structural and functional elucidation of adenosine triphosphate, the fuel that drives all organisms. In 1938, Otto Meyerhof was forced out of Heidelberg University and the Kaiser Wilhelm Institut for Medical Research. He escaped the Nazi regime, eventually finding a new home in the United States.