Mamata Banerjee remembers Har Gobind Khorana on birth anniversary


He finished his Masters in Chemistry from Punjab University, Lahore in the year 1945.

Today, Google Doodle marks the 96th birth anniversary of Har Gobind Khorana.

Today on Google's home page is a special Google Doodle, logo, for the noble prize victor, Indian American biochemist who was the first to demonstrate the role of nucleotides in protein synthesis, Har Gobind Khorana.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Government of India (Dept of Biotechnology) and the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum jointly created the Khorana programme in 2007. Har Gobind Khorana was awarded the Nobel Prize for showing this order that control the synthesis of protein by a cell.

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-At the University of British Columbia, Khorana and a group of scientists began to work in the field of biology. Users in the Middle East saw a Doodle celebrating what would have been the 82nd birthday of Egyptian poet and radio host Farouk Shousha. These amino acids form proteins, which carry out essential cell functions, according to the bio. Through scholarships, Khorana eventually earned his doctorate in organic chemistry at the age of 26 - and then began his worldwide academic career, conducting research in Canada, England, and Switzerland before settling in the United States.

When Khorana grew up and attended college in the USA, he was able to gain scholarships and obtain a doctorate in organic chemistry by 1948, when he was 26 years old.

After completing his PhD, Khorana worked in Zurich, Switzerland for a year, and attained expertise in chemical synthesis of proteins and nucleic acids.

After less than five years, Khorana again made a scientific breakthrough by constructing the first synthetic gene. He became a USA citizen in 1966, just two years before his Nobel. They had three children - Julia Elizabeth, Emily Anne, and Dave Roy. After living a worthy life, he died in 2011 aged 89 in Concord, Massachusetts.