Sir Ernst Boris Chain

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British biochemist (born in Germany) who isolated and purified penicillin, which had been discovered in 1928 by Sir Alexander Fleming (1906-1979)

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This revision of history seeks to set the record straight about the roles of Alexander Fleming, Howard Florey, and Ernst Chain in the creation of penicillin and the advent of modern medicine AS Lax reports, Fleming discovered a stray mold's potential against bacteria in a chance observation and subsequently coined the term penicillin.
Eleven years later,its potential was realised by Herbert Florey,a professor of pathology,and Ernst Chain, abiochemist.
The awards, The Ernst Chain Prize and the FEMS-Lwoff Award, recognize Dr.
Ernst Chain, a researcher at Oxford University, is astonished by the power of the substance Fleming had named penicillin.
Australian Howard Florey and Ernst Chain, a refugee from Nazi Germany, developed penicillin so that it could be made into a drug.