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Bernard Katz

1911 - 2003

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Sir Bernard Katz, FRS (German pronunciation: [ˈbɛʁnaʁt kat͡s] (listen); 26 March 1911 – 20 April 2003) was a German-born British physician and biophysicist, noted for his work on nerve physiology. 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 134,060 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Bernard Katz is the 88th most popular biologist (up from 94th in 2019), the 810th most popular biography from Germany (up from 867th in 2019) and the 11th 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 88 out of 841Before him are Alfred Hershey, Elizabeth Blackburn, E. O. Wilson, André Michel Lwoff, John Gurdon, and Werner Arber. After him are Ibn al-Baitar, William Carey, Joseph Pitton de Tournefort, Thomas Huckle Weller, Ivan Vladimirovich Michurin, and Carl Peter Thunberg.

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Among people born in 1911, Bernard Katz ranks 43Before him are Sergey Sokolov, Milovan Đilas, Herta Oberheuser, Richard Baer, Trygve Haavelmo, and J. L. Austin. After him are Odysseas Elytis, Niels Kaj Jerne, Cantinflas, Louise Bourgeois, Vincent Price, and Bruno Kreisky. Among people deceased in 2003, Bernard Katz ranks 32Before him are Frederick Chapman Robbins, Luciano Berio, Nǃxau ǂToma, Zoran Đinđić, David Dacko, and Horst Buchholz. After him are Bertram Brockhouse, Alberto Sordi, Celia Cruz, Frank Sheeran, Edgar F. Codd, and Franco Corelli.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Bernard Katz ranks 810 out of 6,142Before him are Horst Buchholz (1933), Frank Wedekind (1864), Gustav Radbruch (1878), Albert V, Duke of Bavaria (1528), Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve (1793), and Pavlo Skoropadskyi (1873). After him are Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock (1724), Anthony of Saxony (1755), Bernd Schuster (1959), Paul Reuter (1816), Prince Augustus William of Prussia (1722), and August Landmesser (1910).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Germany

Among biologists born in Germany, Bernard Katz ranks 11Before him are Albrecht Kossel (1853), August Weismann (1834), Matthias Jakob Schleiden (1804), Hans Spemann (1869), Peter Simon Pallas (1741), and Ernst Mayr (1904). After him are Julius Richard Petri (1852), Georg Wilhelm Steller (1709), Johann Christian Daniel von Schreber (1739), Walther Flemming (1843), Theodor Escherich (1857), and Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard (1942).