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Timeline of key events

Frederick Sanger: Timeline of key events

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Date Event People Places Sciences
13 Aug 1918Frederick Sanger, twice Nobel Prize winner, bornSangerRendcomb, Gloucestershire, United KingdomDNA Sequencing
1932Sanger attends Bryanston School, Dorset, as boarderSanger DNA Sequencing
1936 - 1940Sanger takes degree in Natural Sciences at Cambridge UniversitySangerCambridge UniversityDNA Sequencing
1940 - 1943Sanger studies for a doctorate at Cambridge UniversitySangerCambridge UniversityDNA Sequencing
1944Sanger starts working on amino acid composition of insulinSangerCambridge UniversityDNA Sequencing
1955Sanger completes the full sequence of amino acids in insulinSangerCambridge UniversityDNA Sequencing
1957Victor Ingram breaks the genetic code behind sickle-cell anaemia using Sanger's sequencing techniqueIngram, SangerCambridge UniversityDNA Sequencing
1958Sanger awarded his first Nobel Prize in ChemistrySangerCambridge UniversityDNA Sequencing
1960Sanger begins to devise ways to sequence nucleic acids, starting with RNASangerCambridge UniversityDNA Sequencing
1962Sanger moves to the newly created Laboratory of Molecular Biology in CambridgeSangerLaboratory of Molecular BiololgyDNA Sequencing
1975Sanger and Coulson publish their plus minus method for DNA sequencingSanger, CoulsonLaboratory of Molecular BiologyDNA Sequencing
1977Complete sequence of bacteriophage phi X174 DNA determinedSangerLaboratory of Molecular BiologyDNA Sequencing
Feb 1977Two different DNA sequencing methods published that allow for the rapid sequencing of long stretches of DNASanger, Maxam, GilbertHarvard University, Laboratory of Molecular BiologyDNA Sequencing
1980Sanger awarded his second Nobel Prize in ChemistrySanger, GilbertHarvard University, Laboratory of Molecular BiologyDNA Sequencing
1983Sanger retiresSangerLaboratory of Molecular BiologyDNA Sequencing
19 Nov 2013Sanger, the inventor of DNA sequencing, died at the age of 95SangerCambridgeDNA Sequencing

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