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Sir Hans Adolf Krebs
Born (1900-08-25)25 August 1900
Hildesheim, Germany
Died 22 November 1981(1981-11-22) (aged 81)
Oxford, England
Citizenship Naturalised British (from 1939)
Nationality German
Fields Internal medicine, biochemistry
Institutions Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Biology
University of Hamburg
University of Cambridge
University of Sheffield
University of Oxford
Alma mater University of Göttingen
University of Freiburg
University of Berlin
University of Hamburg
Known for Krebs cycle
Krebs–Henseleit solution
Krebs-Henseleit cycle
Glyoxylate cycle
Notable awards Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research (1953)
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1953)
Royal Medal (1954)
Copley Medal (1961)
Spouse Margaret Cicely Fieldhouse (m. 1938)
Children Paul, John, and Helen

The concept of evolution postulates that living organisms have common roots, and in turn, the existence of common features is powerful support for the concept of evolution.
Hans Adolf Krebs
The existence of common features in different forms of life indicates some relationship between the different organisms, and according to the concept of evolution, these relations stem from the circumstance that the higher organisms, in the course of millions of years, have gradually evolved from simpler ones.
Hans Adolf Krebs
In the course of the 1920s and 1930s, great progress was made in the study of the intermediary reactions by which sugar is anaerobically fermented to lactic acid or to ethanol and carbon dioxide.
Hans Adolf Krebs
The research I have been doing – studying how foodstuffs yield energy in living cells – does not lead to the kind of knowledge that can be expected to give immediate practical benefits to mankind. If I have chosen this field of study, it was because I believed in its importance in spite of its theoretical character.
Hans Adolf Krebs