Bernard Katz

1911 - 2003

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Sir Bernard Katz, FRS (German pronunciation: [ˈbɛʁnaʁt kat͡s] ; 26 March 1911 – 20 April 2003) was a German-born British physician and biophysicist, noted for his work on nerve physiology; specifically, for his work on synaptic transmission at the nerve-muscle junction. He shared the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine in 1970 with Julius Axelrod and Ulf von Euler. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bernard Katz has received more than 159,522 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia. Bernard Katz is the 78th most popular biologist (up from 91st in 2019), the 690th most popular biography from Germany (up from 810th in 2019) and the 12th most popular German Biologist.

Bernard Katz is most famous for his discovery of the enzyme hexokinase. This enzyme is responsible for the first step in glucose metabolism, which is catalysis of glucose to form glucose-6-phosphate.

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Among biologists, Bernard Katz ranks 78 out of 1,097Before him are Herman Boerhaave, Max Theiler, Ernst Mayr, Augustin Pyramus de Candolle, Svante Pääbo, and Dmitri Ivanovsky. After him are Philip Miller, Ibn al-Baitar, Elizabeth Blackburn, Archibald Hill, Charles Lucien Bonaparte, and Joseph Pitton de Tournefort.

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Among people born in 1911, Bernard Katz ranks 32Before him are Polykarp Kusch, Joseph Barbera, Jean Harlow, Jules Dassin, Milovan Đilas, and William Alfred Fowler. After him are Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark, William Howard Stein, Niels Kaj Jerne, Ginger Rogers, Max Frisch, and Odysseas Elytis. Among people deceased in 2003, Bernard Katz ranks 27Before him are Gianni Agnelli, Zoran Đinđić, Otto Günsche, Maurice Blanchot, Luciano Berio, and Frederick Chapman Robbins. After him are Helmut Rahn, Isser Harel, Alberto Sordi, Compay Segundo, Leon Uris, and Franco Modigliani.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Bernard Katz ranks 690 out of 7,253Before him are Hans Morgenthau (1904), Rudolf Otto (1869), George V of Hanover (1819), Catherine of Saxe-Lauenburg (1513), Karl-Otto Koch (1897), and Moritz Schlick (1882). After him are Helmut Rahn (1929), Moses Hess (1812), Albert Casimir, Duke of Teschen (1738), Ingeborg of Denmark, Queen of France (1174), Jost Gippert (1956), and Johann Tetzel (1460).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Germany

Among biologists born in Germany, Bernard Katz ranks 12Before him are Matthias Jakob Schleiden (1804), Harald zur Hausen (1936), Hans Spemann (1869), Peter Simon Pallas (1741), August Weismann (1834), and Ernst Mayr (1904). After him are Otto Wilhelm Hermann von Abich (1806), Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard (1942), Johann Friedrich Gmelin (1748), Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg (1795), August Grisebach (1814), and Erwin Neher (1944).