Quotes by William Astbury

About William Astbury:

William Thomas Astbury was an English physicist and molecular biologist who made pioneering X-ray diffraction studies of biological molecules. His work on keratin provided the foundation for Linus Pauling's discovery of the alpha helix. He also studied the structure for DNA in 1937 and made the first step in the elucidation of its structure.

Author Bio

  • NameWilliam Astbury
  • DescriptionEnglish biochemist
  • BornFebruary 25, 1898
  • DiedJune 4, 1961
  • CountryUnited Kingdom
  • ProfessionBiochemist; Molecular Biologist; Physicist
  • AwardsFellow Of The Royal Society