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Timeline of key events

Timeline of key events in biotechnology

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Date Event People Places Sciences
04 Jul 1934Marie Curie diedCurie  
17 Oct 1934Santiago Ramon y Cajal diedRamon y CajalMadrid UniversityNeuroscience
10 Dec 1934Howard M Temin was born in Philadelphia PA, USATeminUniversity of WisconsinGenetics, Virology, Oncology
10 Dec 1934Theobald Smith diedSmith Infectious diseases, Bacteriology
1935 - 1936Antibodies shown to be proteinsHeidelberger, Kendall, KabatColumbia UniversityAntibodies
16 Mar 1935John J R Macleod diedMacleodUniversity of AberdeenBiochemistry
30 Jun 1935Stanley Norman Cohen was born in Perth Amboy, NJ, USACohenStanford UniversityRecombinant DNA
09 Dec 1935Lafayette Benedict Mendel diedMendelYale UniversityNutrition
1936 - 1940Sanger takes degree in Natural Sciences at Cambridge UniversitySangerCambridge University 
Feb 1936J Michael Bishop born in York PA, USABishopUniversity California San FranciscoOncology, Virology
28 Feb 1936Charles Jules Henry Nicolle died  Vaccine
10 Jul 1936Herbert Boyer was born in Derry, Pennsylvania, United StatesBoyer  
30 Nov 1936Ravinder Maini was born in Ludhiana, IndiaMaini  
23 Mar 1937Norman Klinman was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United StatesKlinman  
31 Dec 1937Avram Hershko was born in Karcag, HungaryHershko  
07 Mar 1938David Baltimore was born in New York CityBaltimore  
04 Oct 1938Kurt Wuthrich was born Aarberg, SwitzerlandWuthrichSwiss Federal Institute of TechnologyBiochemistry
04 Oct 1938Kurt Wuthrich, winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2002 born in Aarberg, Switzerland   
1939Antibodies start to be investigated using quantitative immunochemistrySvedberg, Tiselius, KabatUniversity of UppsalaAntibodies
07 May 1939Sidney Altman was born in Montreal, CanadaAltmannLaboratory of Molecular BiologyRNA

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