By: McKenna Evert
He earned a PhD and B.S. from McGill University and won the Nobel Prize in 1992. He is most famous for his theory on electron transfer reactions. His theory was proved useful for many chemical phenomena, even though it was controversial at times. Some predictions were conflicted with what chemists had thought, and were difficult to approve experimentally. They waited until the 1980s to see if this experiment was confirmed.
He received the Nobel Prize in 1961 for his discovery of chemical pathways in photosynthesis. He earned his bachelor's degree in 1931 and his doctorate in 1935. He was the first person to use a carbon-14 tracer to show a chemical pathway.He also designed the Laboratory of Chemical Biodynamics, also known as the "Roundhouse" or "Calvin Carousel". He received many honorary degrees from the U.S. and foreign universities.
At the University of Freiburg (1932), Krebs discovered chemical reactions of ammonia that is converted to urea in mammals' tissues. He demonstrated the existence of chemical reactions that combines sugar breakdown and later showed to be an "activated" for of two-carbon acetic acid. Krebs also served on the faculty of the University of Oxford from 1954 to 1967. He wrote the Energy Transformations in Living Matter in 1957 and coauthored Reminiscences and Reflections with Anne Martin in 1981.