Fred Sanger on George Brownlee
  Fred Sanger     Biography    
Recorded: 16 Jun 2005

George Brownlee worked with me when we were working on the RNA, the early stages of RNA and he was a very bright person. He was initially a PHD student, but he was quite a skillful experimentalist and full of ideas and he became an independent and branched off into other subjects.

Frederick Sanger, OM, CH, CBE, FRS (born 13 August 1918) is an English biochemist and twice a Nobel laureate in chemistry. In 1958 he was awarded a Nobel prize in chemistry "for his work on the structure of proteins, especially that of insulin". In 1980, Walter Gilbert and Sanger shared half of the chemistry prize "for their contributions concerning the determination of base sequences in nucleic acids". The other half was awarded to Paul Berg "for his fundamental studies of the biochemistry of nucleic acids, with particular regard to recombinant-DNA".

He is the fourth (and only living) person to have been awarded two Nobel Prizes, either wholly or in part.