Today marks the 96th birth anniversary of Dr Har Gobind Khorana (January 9, 1922 – November 9, 2011), who was a pioneering Indian-American biochemist. He was Nobel Prize Winner for Physiology or Medicine in 1968 for unraveling the nucleotide sequence of RNA and deciphering the genetic code. He is known as a scientist who revolutionized biochemistry with his pioneering work in DNA chemistry. Google today celebrates the 96th Birth Anniversary of Dr Har Gobind Khorana with a doodle.
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Doodle pays homage to her great accomplishments in the name of science.
Today marks the 100th birth anniversary of Dr Asima Chatterjee (September 23, 1917 – November 22, 2006), a renowned Indian organic chemist who was a groundbreaking pioneer in the fields of organic chemistry and phytomedicine. Her most notable work includes research on vinca alkaloids, used today in chemotherapy in slowing down cancer cells from multiplying. Her research also contributed to the development of drugs that treated epilepsy and malaria. Google today celebrates the Birth Centenary of Dr Asima Chatterjee with a doodle. The doodle marks the immense contribution she made in the fields of organic chemistry and phytomedicine.