On This Day In Chemistry

May 7th

American chemist Arda Alden Green was born on this day in 1899

She made many contributions to the field of biochemistry. Green’s most notable research was on the isolation and characterisation of proteins, in particular haemoglobin and the enzymes responsible for bioluminescence. She received the 1958 Garvan Medal, which recognises special service to chemistry by women.

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