Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Name the Biologist- week 18

This guy is from way back. Wiki doesn't call him a biologist but I'm willing to argue that he is.

As for the previous edition's answer;

The first guy was Albert von Killiker, who first observed "granules" in muscles that would be later be confirmed as cell organelles by Richard Altmann (couldn't find a picture) and dubbed as "bioblasts". Carl Benda (no picture) coined the name that makes this weeks theme - mitochondria. 
the second picture is Peter Mitchell who came up with the chemiosmotic theory for how mitochondria synthesis ATP. the final picture is of Paul D Boyer who conducted most of the research on how ATP is synthesised. 
The olympic link was energy as I'm sure the athlete's mitochondria were working overtime!

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