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Klug, Aaron (Part 24 of 31). National Life Stories Collection: General

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  • Subjects

    Biophysics; Chemistry

  • Recording date

    2002-10-29, 2002-11-03, 2002-11-20, 2002-11-27

  • Recording locations

    MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge

  • Interviewees

    Klug, Aaron, 1926-, (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Thompson, Katherine (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    More talk on question of reason for Alzheimer. There is no parallel in animals but people are starting to work with animals, using beta-amyloids. AK set up research work, Michel Goedert working on it. Gaiduschek worked on it in New Guinea where people eat brains of ancestors. AK is not involved in prion work. In 1990 AK turned down offer of presidency of Royal Society as he felt his duty was running the MRC Laboratory but in 1995 he got the offer again and then accepted, cutting down on his research work. Talk about difficulties during those years with son, who lives in Israel Getting cancer. AK gave up Alzheimer lab.

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    Nobel Prize-winning chemist Aaron Klug in conversation about his life and work. Klug is most famous for his research into crystallographic electron microscopy.

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