David Mervyn Blow
|David Mervyn Blow|
27 June 1931|
8 June 2004
Appledore, North Devon, England
|Institutions||Imperial College London|
|Alma mater||Corpus Christi College, Cambridge|
David Mervyn Blow FRS (27 June 1931 – 8 June 2004) was an influential British biophysicist. He was best known for the development of X-ray crystallography, a technique used to determine the molecular structures of tens of thousands of biological molecules. This has been extremely important to the pharmaceutical industry.
- Early life and education 1
- Career 2
- Personal life 3
- References 4
- External links 5
Early life and education
In 1954, he met Max Perutz; they began to study a new technique wherein X-rays would be passed through a protein sample. This eventually led to the creation of a three-dimensional structure of haemoglobin.
Blow was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 1972.
Blow became professor of biophysics at Imperial College London in 1977.
Blow married Mavis Sears in 1955, and they had two children.
- Biography in the New York Times
- Biography in the Guardian