WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO WEEK 11! I could definitely see the light at the end of the tunnel! Today we had our last biochem incourse exam. Surprisingly, it was quite manageable but my biggest issue…TIME MANAGEMENT. When I heard our lecturer say 5 minutes left I was saying NO NO NOOOO in my mind. For all those wrestling fans( WWE) out there I felt just like Daniel Bryan chanting NO NO NOO! haha! I literally did 2 structured questions in fewer than 5 minutes which was pretty bad on my behalf. The bummer was that I did not get to complete the exam properly. 😦
Looking back at the past few weeks, I can say I really enjoyed my Biol1362 classes. It was a great experience and now, well sadly enough, there is this little thing called finals that drives every student crazy! The sleepless nights, puffy eyes and the full works! But in the end everything gets better so there is still some hope!
So while revising for this exam, I came across 3 important names; Otto Fritz Meyerhof, Gustav Georg Embden and Jakub Karol Parnas. All three men were Biochemists and contributed to the Embden–Meyerhof–Parnas pathway which is known as Glycolysis.
OTTO FRITZ MEYERHOF
Meyerhof was a German physician and biochemist and lived in Berlin, where he started his study of medicine. In the universities of Strasbourg and Heidelberg, he continued his studies and graduated in 1909, with a work titled ‘Contributions to the Psychological Theory of Mental Illness’.
In the year 1922, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine, with Archibald Vivian Hill, for his work on muscle metabolism, including glycolysis. He then became one of the directors of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Medical Research in 1929, which was a position he held until 1938.
Biochemists are amazing huh? 🙂
If you would like to do some more reading on this great Biochemist, check out this link